Recent Posts

  • Volunteers Needed for September Food Drives at Harry Chapin Food Bank

    September 13, 2015 - Collier county volunteers needed: http://bit.ly/HCFB_VolunteerCollier091315

    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 …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • September Food Drives: Collier County - September 13 and Lee County - September 20

    Scroll to view all information

    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. …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Giving Challenge - Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 2

    Take Action: Online @ https://givingpartnerchallenge.org

    When: From noon on Tuesday, September 1 through noon on Wednesday, September 2

    Description: The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has been invited again to participate in Community Foundation of Sarasota County's 24-hour Giving Partner Challenge. You can help support kids facing hunger by searching for the "Harry Chapin Food Bank" at https://givingpartnerchallenge.org and donating. Each $25 donation …

    More Information...

  • Fight Hunger on Saturdays in September at The Sizzle Truck - September 5, 12, 19, 26

    Take Action: Join Chef Z and Anthony at The Sizzle Truck (a Naples-based food truck serves authentic Greek, Italian food) each Saturday night in September to help fight hunger. A portion of sales will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank to help us distribute food to families in need. Take More Action: Customers who bring 3 non-perishable food items to The Sizzle Truck, will receive a FREE side of fries with any sandwich purchased. (3 items per …

    More Information...

  • Fight Hunger this September at Tropical Smoothie Cafe - September 8, 15, 22, 29

    Take Action: Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Fort Myers & Cape Coral will host HCFB fundraisers for Hunger Action Month on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at various Fort Myers & Cape Coral locations, each week at a different location. A portion of proceeds during fundraising hours will benefit the Food Bank and their mission to help Southwest Floridians facing hunger. Guests who bring in 3 non-perishable items will receive a free smoothie card good on a future visit.

    When/Where:

    4 - 7 p. …

    More Information...

  • "Stuff the Bus Food Drive - Sunday, September 13

    Take Action: Six Publix locations in Collier County:Freedom Square (12663 Tamiami Trail E.)Berkshire Commons (Santa Barbara & Radio Road)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.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Description: HCFB is teaming up with the United Way of Collier …

    More Information...

  • #HarryLivesOn "Feeding America" TweetChat - Thursday, September 17

    Take Action: On Twitter

    When: Thursday, September 17 @ 7:00 PM 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 September is for Hunger Action Month! Join the conversation on Twitter @HCFBSWFL

    More Information...

  • PDQ Charity Night for HCFB: both Fort Myers locations - Thursday, September 17

    Take Action: Come out to PDQ (which stands for People Dedicated to Quality) for a charity night for the Food Bank!

    When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17Location 1: Cleveland Ave - 12499 South Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, FL 33907Location 2: Gulf Coast Town Center - 17470 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway Ft. Myers, FL 33913

    More Information...

  • LeeTran's Fill Our Fleet to Feed the Hungry Food Drive - Sunday, September 20

    Take Action: All Publix locations in Lee County

    When: Sunday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Description: The 7th Annual Lee Tran "Fill our Fleet to Feed the Hungry" food drive returns to all Lee County Publix locations. Bring a food donation or purchase one at Publix to fill the LeeTran bus in the parking lot.

    More Information...

  • Returning Back to School Can Have a Different Meaning

    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' …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Press Release: Harry Chapin Food Bank Seeks Community Support for Sept. 20 LeeTran-Publix Food Drive

    Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL 33901August 6, 2015For ReleaseHarry Chapin Food Bank Contact: Joyce Jacobs,(239) 334-7007, ext. 130Cell: (239) 839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.orgMarketing Manager/ LeeTran (Lee County Transit) Contact: Joann Haley,(239) 533-0323Cell: (239) 839-4143jhaley@leegov.comHarry 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 …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Press Release: Water Ball Classic to Benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL  33901

    For Release: August 5, 2015Contact:Joyce Jacobs, (239) 334-7007, ext. 130, joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org Shannon O’Neill DRY ZONE (239) 643-1990 Cell: 239-839-4143, shannon@dryzoneinc.net

    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, …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Goodbye and Good Luck to the Southwest Florida Food Corps Members

    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 …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • A Q&A with our new Director of Operations, Eric Hitzeman

     Eric visited Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) two years ago and met with our former Director of Operations, Neal McAlister. Neal now serves as the Director of Operations at the Community Food Share, another Feeding America food bank in Colorado. Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization comprised of 200 food banks.

    HCFB: What brought you to Harry Chapin?

    EH: After 20-plus years at Tucson Community Food Bank, I was eligible for early retirement and …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • The Mosaic Company donates food and funds to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Florida Association of Food Banks to support hunger-relief efforts

    Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, Fl. 33901July 23, 2015For Immediate ReleaseHarry Chapin Food Bank Contact: Joyce Jacobs,(239) 334-7007, ext. 130Cell: 239-839-4143 joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.orgFlorida Association of Food Banks Contact: Rebecca Brislain,(239) 281-7758rebecca@HungerFreeFlorida.org The Mosaic Company donates food and funds to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Florida Association of Food Banks to support hunger-relief effortsFort Myers, FL – The …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • $1 Donation = $6 in Food.... how do we do it? (Part 2)

    Turning every $1 donated into $6 of food is critical for the success of the Harry Chapin Food Bank to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. This blog is the second in a series showing the many ways the Food Bank is able to stretch the value of your donations. View Part 1 here.

    A common source of food is through donations from individuals and food drives. These vary from a few pounds when someone cleans his or her pantry to more than 400,000 pounds …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Press Release: Barry G's Food Charity Concert to Benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

    Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler Street Fort Myers, Fl. 33901

    Contact: Joyce Jacobs 239-334-7007 Ext. 130

    Cell: 239-839-4143

    E-Mail:joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    For Release: July 14, 2015

    BARRY G’S FOOD CHARITY CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK

    Enjoy great entertainment Saturday July 18TH. 12:00pm..-7:00pm. at the Nauti Parrot –Marinatown located at 3446 Marinatown Ln. N. Ft. Myers. Bring a generous donation of canned or dry food to benefit the …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • In the Good Old Summer Time

    In the good old summer time.

    To swim in the pool,

    You'd play "hooky" from school,

    You'd play "ring-a-rosie"

    With Jim, Kate and Josie,

    Good old summer time,

    Those days full of pleasure

    We now fondly treasure.

    Are you young enough to remember singing that song? Wasn’t summer time just the best time ever? Watermelon, popsicles, fresh tomatoes and sweet corn from the garden, fruit picked right off the trees, grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and homemade ice cream. Most of us have …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • 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 …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
  • Press Release: Great American Chili Cook Off to Benefit HCFB

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, FL  33901

     

    For Release: July7, 2015

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

    joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    Cell: (239) 839-4143

     

    GREAT AMERICAN CHILI COOK OFF TO BENEFIT HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK

    Fort Myers, FL -- Chefs (or presumed chefs) are invited to participate in the fifth annual Great American Chili Cook- Off on Sunday, July 19, at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach.  …

    More Information...

     0 Comments
Back to top