In each of the last two fiscal years, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 18 million pounds of food throughout Southwest Florida to our neighbors in need. How much is 18 million pounds of food and what does it take to get it to those who need it? I find that the most effective way to visualize 18 million pounds of food is through an easily understood analogy.
Consider that the average fully loaded semi-truck (53 feet in length) delivering food to the Food Bank …
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Support the work of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Give Where You Live 30 Kicks Off on March 3, 2015
Naples, FL – (February 12, 2015) – The Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) invites the community to support its efforts to help feed our neighbors in need by donating to the food bank during Give Where You Live 30 …
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Harry Chapin Food Bank raises more than $375,000 at two major events
Fort Myers, FL – The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (HCFB) raised more than $375,000, thanks to community support at the food bank’s two largest events of the year, Empty Bowls: Naples and WINK News Feeds Families Hunger …
by Mary Castro, Southwest Florida Food Corps (AmeriCorps Team at the Harry Chapin Food Bank)
By the middle of each week, Maria asks herself the same stressful question: how do I feed my children?
Maria and other mothers like her find their answer at mobile pantries where families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and other food that help them get by for a few more days. The mobile pantries are possible because of a multi-year collaborative project between the Naples Children & …
Are you headed to #EmptyBowlsNaples this weekend? This is my first year attending the event and so I’ve been going around asking some questions. Thought I would share the answers with you!
1. What is Empty Bowls: Naples?
Empty Bowls: Naples is a fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB). Volunteers have been making unique bowls since last year’s event ended. Local restaurants donate soup and bread to serve to attendees. When you donate $15, you receive a bowl …
Harry Chapin Food Bank Awarded Morgan Stanley Grant to Expand Program Delivering Nutritious Meals to Children and Families
$25,000 Grant Will Fund "School Pantry Program"
Naples, FL — June 27, 2014 — The Harry Chapin Food Bank today announced a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to fund its School Pantry Program, a child hunger initiative that helps make sure low-income families in Collier County have a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food to prepare at home. …
At least, that is, at the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Collier County warehouse.We have recently installed a new industrial-sized freezer in our Naples warehouse located at 2221 Corporation Blvd. This addition will allow the Harry Chapin Food Bank to store and distribute a larger quantity and higher quality of food. Items such as poultry, beef, pork and other frozen goods will now be readily available to our more than 25 partner agencies in Collier County.
Hunger continues to be an issue …
On Thursday, January 30, 2014 a Mobile Pantry was sponsored by Naples Children and Education Foundation. Thank you to NCEF, the volunteers and everyone who supports our mission to eliminate hunger in Southwest Florida. A little rain doesn't slow us down! Below are some photos from the rainy afternoon. More images can be found on our Facebook album.