Contents tagged with Volunteer

  • Read (and watch) all about it!

    Tags: Harry Chapin, Naples Daily News, ABC 7, Florida Weekly, The News-Press, Behind the Headlines, Volunteer, Newsweek

    We’re making a splash in the media lately, in print, online and on TV, with several stories and a top-notch video on the food bank, what it does and how it works. The video was produced by The Naples Daily News for their Sunday show on ABC-7, “Behind the Headlines.” Watch it here.

    We thank them for providing this clip of the program.

    The show featured the food bank, with a tour and interview with our president and CEO, Richard LeBer. The show introduced Satisfy the …

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  • Volunteer to Give Back During the Holidays

    Tags: Volunteer

    HCFB Mobile Pantry Volunteer

    By Tanya Phillips

    Volunteer Manager

    During the holiday season, we are reminded of how fortunate we are. Many feel the need to give back.

    Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida distributes food to more than 150 agencies that serve families and individuals directly. The food is distributed to these agencies before the holidays. The food bank will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    One way you can give back is by volunteering your time. Here is the availability of …

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  • Here's How To Become A Partner Agency

    Tags: Partner Agencies, Volunteer

    HCFB partner agency two kids

    Harry Chapin Food Bank partners with more than 150 partner agencies within five counties throughout Southwest Florida to serve about 30,000 people per month. To help end the war on hunger, Harry Chapin Food Bank is looking to partner with nonprofit agencies that want to join us in this battle.  In order to be considered for partnership, there are key eligibility requirements that must be met:

    Nonprofit agencies

    Your charity is considered 501c3 as specified by the IRS, or affiliated …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • It takes a village…… to write a grant!

    Tags: Volunteer

    How can you help?

    Everybody asks me, where do you find grants? First, the mind of a grant writer is never at rest. Every day, every minute is an opportunity to look for a grant opportunity. Stop for gas at 7/11…. Get back to the desk, research if 7/11 has a charitable foundation and are we eligible. See a commercial on TV, check on to see if they have a foundation and what causes are supported.

     

    (When Walmart employees volunteer at the food bank, they provide both critical …

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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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  • Does your employer have a volunteer-grants or matching-gifts program?

    Tags: Volunteer

    Are you employed at Walmart? Target? CarMax? Allstate? These are just a few companies that provide volunteer grants to the organizations that their employees volunteer at.

    Did you retire from Bank of America? Bank of America provides volunteer grants for current and retired employees.

    Volunteer-grant programs, also known as "dollars for doers" programs, are charitable-giving programs set up by corporations in which the company provides a monetary donation to eligible nonprofits as a way to …

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  • What are you planning to do this summer? Why not volunteer at Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida?!

    Tags: Volunteer, Mobile Pantry, corporate volunteering

    Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your teenager this summer? Show them how they can give back to the community by volunteering. The value of volunteering one shift at the Food Bank is $67.65. Are your teenage grandchildren visiting for the summer? Bring them with you to volunteer. You brag about them all the time, now show them off! On average, each volunteer prepares 637 pounds of food, equal to 531 meals, for distribution in a single volunteer shift.

    Are you unemployed? Don& …

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  • Surprising Benefits to Volunteering - Pt 2

    Tags: Volunteer

    This is the second of our two-part series on volunteerism at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Read part one here.Volunteering can advance your careerIf you’re considering a new career, volunteering can help you get experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field. Even if you’re not planning on changing careers, volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, …

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