Oct. 7, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Wozniak
Office: 239-334-7007, ext. 150
Harry Chapin Food Bank Receives Sixth Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Watchdog
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog organization.
The top rating is awarded to charitable organizations that have shown …
Harry needs his friends to take “Hunger Action” all year!
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida rallied the community during Hunger Action Month with several successful events to raise awareness of the need to fight hunger.
Hunger Action Month, which ended Sept. 30, is Feeding America’s nationwide awareness campaign, established in 2008, to mobilize the country to take action to help overcome hunger. The public is encouraged to join the battle by donating, …
NOW IS THE TIME …
To start planning your participation in the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk on January 16, 2016 at the Miromar Outlets in Estero.
The Hunger Walk, the largest anti-hunger event in Southwest Florida, provides everyone with an opportunity to help our neighbors in need. Our goal is “That no one should go to bed hungry.” It may sound like a lofty goal, but it’s one we can reach with your help.
It’s easy to join us.& …
Lee County schools were the beneficiary today of 100,000 pounds of school supplies provided by customers of area Publix Super Markets and stored at the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Fort Myers warehouse.
The pallets full of boxes of paper, tablets, crayons, pens and pencils, glue and pocket folders were loaded from the warehouse into vans, cars and other vehicles by teachers, principals and other staff.
Volunteers from Publix and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee …
via Michael Braun
Harry Chapin CEO to leave post for job in California
Al Brislain, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, will be leaving his post to take the top job at Feeding America San Diego, a food bank in the San Diego, California area. Brislain’s resignation will be effective Oct. 23.“While I look forward to the opportunity to feed families in need in the greater San Diego area, and to be closer to my family and my wife Rebecca’s …
Harry Chapin Food Bank
3760 Fowler Street Fort Myers, Fl. 33901
Contact: Mary Wozniak 239-334-7007 Ext. 150
Marketing and Communications Manager
Cell Phone: 239-826-8856
(Zachary DeRose and Kaley Hildebrand unload nonperishable ‘Fill Our Fleet’ donations at Colonial Crossings)For release: The Fleet is Filled with nearly 55,000 pounds of food in Lee County
Sept. 22, 2015 – The Lee County community rallied to the call to …
For Release: September 21, 2015
Contact: Mary Wozniak, marketing and communications manager, (239) 334-7007 ext. 105Cell: (239) firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Harry Chapin Food Bank accepts new job in California
Fort Myers, FL -- Al Brislain, President and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, has accepted an opportunity to take the helm of Feeding America San Diego, a food bank that serves the greater San Diego area.
Earlier this month Tropical Storm Erika looked like it would possibly impact southwest Florida. After any disaster in our five-county service area, the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s primary role is to work cooperatively with other disaster relief organizations to help distribute food and other essential grocery items. In Florida, we often think of hurricanes, but the Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) is also ready to respond to fires, tornados, flooding and other disasters to ensure that victims …
via Al Brislain, President and CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Special to The News-Press
‘Fill Our Fleet’ event will help feed those in need
Nationally, one in six Americans struggles with hunger. In Southwest Florida, despite a recovering economy, the need is still great. September is designated Hunger Action Month by Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Feeding America is the …
WINK-TV Anchor Lois Thome revved up the enthusiasm in the room today at the kickoff sponsor breakfast for the 2016 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk, benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida .
The breakfast, hosted by the Northern Trust Bank, at 7960 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, brought together sponsors and sponsor hopefuls to learn more about the Eighth Annual Hunger Walk, which will be held Jan.16 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. This signature fundraiser for the food bank …
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 …
The Operations staff is very excited to welcome our new forklift! This valuable piece of equipment was made possible by a grant to the Capital Campaign by a foundation located in Boston. Why would a trust so far away give money to a food bank in Fort Myers? The woman who established this foundation was described as “a down-to-earth woman who was generous to the core.” One of her homes was in Southwest Florida. The foundation and its current trustees are interested in organizations …
September is Hunger Action Month
1. “Go Orange” and Advocate
Orange is the color of hunger awareness, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) is challenging you to help us in our mission of fighting hunger in Southwest Florida. Hunger advocates from Florida (#hamFL) and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, Sept. 3, in an effort to raise awareness of the 46 million people in the United States—one in six in Florida--who struggle with hunger.
HCFB is inviting …
September 20, 2015 - Lee county volunteers needed: http://bit.ly/HCFB_VolunteerLee092015
Mark your calendars for two volunteer opportunities in September. The Harry Chapin Food Bank will be partnering with Publix Super Markets, LeeTran, Collier Area Transit and the United Way for a one-day food drive in Lee and Collier counties. The Collier food drive will be Sunday, Sept. 13. The Lee County food drive will take place the following Sunday, Sept. 20.
Here’s how the food drive will …
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2nd Annual "STUFF THE BUS" Food Drive in Collier County:
Where: Select Publix locations in Collier County:Freedom Square (12663 Tamiami Trail E.)Berkshire Commons (7101 Radio Rd. & CR 951)Naples Shopping Center (Golden Gate Pkwy. & US 41)Target Shopping Center (Airport Rd. & Pine Ridge Rd.)Pebblebrooke Shopping Center (Immokalee Rd. & CR 951)Naples Walk (2450 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. & Airport Pulling Rd.)
When: Sunday, September 13 from 10:00 a. …
Take Action: On Twitter
When: Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:00 p.m. EST
How: Just follow the food bank, www.twitter.com/HCFBSWFL and/or follow the #HarryLivesOn hashtag
Description: The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is co-hosting another award-winning TweetChat with Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, that Harry himself founded. The next TweetChat, in October, will be focused on World Hunger. Join the conversation on Twitter @HCFBSWFL
As we usher in August, the majority of children and teenagers across America are still enjoying summer vacation. They are playing with friends, sleeping late, attending camp, working a summer job or perhaps going on an adventure with their family. Here in Southwest Florida, our area school districts are getting ready to resume classes, some as early as this week.
In spite of all the bemoaning of the start of a new school year, most students look forward to it. (Parents, we know you' …
Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL 33901August 6, 2015For ReleaseHarry Chapin Food Bank Contact: Joyce Jacobs,(239) 334-7007, ext. 130Cell: (239) email@example.comMarketing Manager/ LeeTran (Lee County Transit) Contact: Joann Haley,(239) 533-0323Cell: (239) firstname.lastname@example.orgHarry Chapin Food Bank Seeks Community Support for Sept. 20 LeeTran-Publix Food Drive
FORT MYERS, FL –The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is …
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Water Ball Classic to Benefit Harry Chapin Food BankLocal DRY ZONE Franchise Accepting Entries, Food Donations
Fort Myers, Fl. (August 5, 2015) DRY ZONE, a local fire and water cleanup and restoration business, …
July 31st marked the end of the service year for the Southwest Florida Food Corps (SWFFC), the AmeriCorps program we hosted at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. SWFFC members helped to expand the programs and mission of the food bank. Their service took many forms:
• Surveying food bank clients about food insecurity• Assisting at agency distributions and numerous mobile pantries• Packing food boxes for a students and …