Welcome to Harry Chapin Food Bank!

Welcome to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Our mission is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is committed to a future where the people of Florida are free from hunger. We see a future where the Harry Chapin Food Bank creates an environment which attracts and nurtures caring, highly competent staff, Board and volunteers.

By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 14-15 (July, 1 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $6 worth of food. 97 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Putting the Heat on Summer Hunger

    For thousands of children in Southwest Florida, summer not only means no school, but no lunch.

    Nationally, about 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals daily through the National School Lunch Program, according to Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks and the nation's largest hunger relief organization. Harry Chapin Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America.

    Locally, in Lee County, more than 70 percent of schoolchildren qualify for the federal program. In Collier …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Feeding Florida One Plate at a Time

    You can show your support for a hunger-free Florida by switching your license plate to the "Imagine" tag featuring John Lennon's self-portrait. Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, has authorized the use of the image to the Florida Association of Food Banks to help fight hunger.

    Ono said: "Imagine is a great word to spread around and I was happy to do this because it is helping a very important charity."

    The Florida Association of Food Banks has 13 member food banks, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank …

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