Harry Chapin Food Bank mobilizes to send resources to help Hurricane Michael victims

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will send a box truck full of food and a driver to the Panhandle area impacted by Hurricane Michael. They will travel to the area Thursday or Friday and stay to help in the aftermath of the storm.

The mobilization is in response to Feeding Florida’s request for help. Harry Chapin Food Bank is a member of Feeding Florida, the association of Florida’s 12 food banks. Other Feeding Florida food banks are also mobilizing to send water and other resources in response to requests for assistance.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is also a member of the national Feeding America network of 200 food banks, which quickly moved in to help in the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, and is now mobilizing to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The Harry Chapin Food Bank still has two staff members assisting in the Raleigh, N.C. area in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Dennis Hall, our warehouse manager, and Mike Davis, our retail logistics manager, have been in North Carolina since Sept. 28 and will return Oct. 14.

“The Harry Chapin Food Bank is here to help when a crisis hits,” said Richard LeBer, food bank president and CEO. “Here in Southwest Florida, we understand all too well the human toll of hurricanes. Last year, we distributed 3.9 million pounds of food and supplies after Hurricane Irma, with the assistance of our sister food banks in Feeding Florida and Feeding America. Now it’s our turn to help them. Hurricane victims will need our help, and we’re happy to provide it.”

If you would like to make a contribution to Hurricane Michael relief and recovery efforts, you can send a check or financial donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Donations designated for Hurricane Michael relief will be passed on to Feeding Florida or sister food banks in the affected areas.

Send the donations to the Harry Chapin Food Bank Fort Myers or Naples locations:

  1. Fort Myers Distribution Center, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901
  2. Collier County Center, 3940 Prospect Ave., Unit 101, Naples, FL 34104

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