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  • Press Release: HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK THANKS COMMUNITY FOR FOOD DONATIONS

    Tags: Lee County

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL  33901 

    For Release:Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130May 14, 2015Cell:  239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK THANKS COMMUNITY FOR FOOD DONATIONS

    Lee County residents donated 401,478 pounds of food during the 23rd annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 9. The “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive for the food bank. As a lead …

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  • You've Got Mail -- and Say Goodbye Hunger

    Tags: Lee County, Volunteer

    Did you know the Saturday before Mother's Day is also the largest one-day food drive in the nation?

    Are you ready to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 9th? Letter carriers across Southwest Florida are gearing up for the 23rd annual National Letter Carriers' food drive, Stamp Out Hunger.  This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes, in addition to their mail delivery duties. Last year residents donated over 237,000 pounds of food …

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  • 4 fun special events you may want to help at this spring

    Tags: Lee County, Volunteer

     

    Did you know in 2014, more than 3,000 volunteers donated over 52,650 volunteer hours for the food bank? According to the independent sector, the current national average value of a volunteer hour is $22.55. Making the value of Harry Chapin Food Banks volunteer’s donation worth more than 1.18 million dollars! We are so grateful.

    Volunteers are needed for these upcoming special events. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tanya Phillips, volunteer manager, at …

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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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  • A Day On, Not a Day Off

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    “A Day On, Not a Day Off”

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”  Every year, people across the United States answer that question by coming together to help their neighbors and communities by participating in the MLK Day of Service as part of “United We Serve”, the President’s call to service initiative.  On Monday, January 19th the food bank’s AmeriCorps …

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  • Our 100 Millionth Pound Distribution

    Tags: Mobile Pantry, Lee County

    I feel pride and sadness whenever I attend a Harry Chapin Food Bank mobile pantry. It warms my soul to see volunteers and HCFB staff provide the bags of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat that stave off hunger for another few days or a few weeks, but an ominous chill upsets that warmth. Hunger looms so largely in the lives of those the food bank serves. I feel the sorrow of these families, seniors and children who need help with something so basic: food.They put aside their pride and fear of …

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  • Big or small, every gift makes a difference

    Tags: Lee County, Mobile Pantry

    “I wish it could be more…”“Wish it was more; this is the best I can do…”These two handwritten notes – scrawled on small pieces of paper – accompanied two recent donations to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. In the middle of otherwise routine days of processing donations, these apologetic declarations gave me pause and made me think.These are still tough economic times for many. Day in and day out, I’m impressed by the generosity of the …

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  • Helen's Story

    Tags: Lee County

    Helen has been a resident of North Fort Myers for 8 years after having been fired from a job she held in New Jersey for twenty years. Today, she is one of the estimated 30,000+ people who receive emergency food from the Harry Chapin Food Bank and its 150+ partner agencies.

    Helen has numerous medical conditions. She turns to one of Harry Chapin Food Bank’s partner agencies to put food on the table, saying “it’s because of places like this I can come and get food and know that …

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