Contents tagged with Collier County

  • Ritz-Carlton employees pack 40,000 meals

    Tags: Collier County, Volunteer

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    The lights were bright on the 20-foot-tall Christmas tree in the lobby of the Ritz- Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, but not as bright as the smiles on the faces of about 75 Ritz Carlton staff members who gave up part of their weekend to give back to those in need.

    The group volunteered Saturday morning  at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Family Holiday meal packing event. They packed 40,000 meals – yes, 40,000 – for people served by the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. …

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  • 2016 Empty Bowls Naples Celebrates 10 Years

    Tags: Empty Bowls Naples, Collier County, Events

    Supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida!What is Empty Bowls Naples?Empty Bowls Naples is a fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida being held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Cambier Park in downtown Naples. Attendees will find about 2,000 handcrafted ceramic bowls created throughout the year by local artists, educators, students and volunteers, all displayed in a rainbow of color and design. For a suggested $15 donation, guests keep …

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  • From Hunger to Health: Cooking Matters

    Tags: Collier County, Programs

    The mobile pantry program at the Harry Chapin Food Bank enables us to distribute nutritious food to clients who may not be able to access our partner agencies, due to location or transportation barriers. It is also a good avenue to provide additional resources to clients at the same time, including nutrition education.In Collier County, we are working with the Extension Service (part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) to provide information on …

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  • Collier Team is Here to Help Our Neighbors in Need

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    Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Collier County team has expanded to three dedicated staff to help continue Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope here in Southwest Florida.  Meet our team:

    Roger Redfield, driver/warehouse associate, lived in Indiana until August 2014.  He moved to Southwest Florida because he was ready for a change in his life.  He actually became part of the Harry Chapin Food Bank team when he met us at a fundraising event.

    Before moving to Florida, Roger was a truck …

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  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Meals

    Tags: Collier County

    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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  • Press Release: Give Where You Live 30 Kicks Off on March 3, 2015

    Tags: Collier County

    Miriam Pereira, Development Directormpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org239-334-7007 x 127FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank raises more than $375,000 at two major events

    Tags: Lee County, Collier County

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, FL 33901

     

    For Release: January 26, 2015

    Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130

    Cell:  239-839-4143

    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 …

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  • Working Families Share Their Stories

    Tags: Collier County, Mobile Pantry

    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 & …

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  • Empty Bowls: Naples

    Tags: Collier County

    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 …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank Awarded Morgan Stanley Grant to Deliver Nutritious Meals to Children and Families

    Tags: Mobile Pantry, Child Hunger, Collier County

    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. …

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  • It’s Getting Cooler in Collier County…Brrr!

    Tags: Collier County

    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 …

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  • Naples Mobile Pantry Sponsored by Naples Children & Education Foundation

    Tags: Mobile Pantry, Collier County

    Naples Mobile Pantry - Mother and Daughter

    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.

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