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  • NOV 17. Family Volunteer Day

    We invite families (adults and children age 10 and older) to volunteer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank Fort Myers Distribution Center or Collier County Center. Activities will include a tour of the facility, coloring, bagging produce, taking family photos and much more!

    To volunteer in Fort Myers, R.S.V.P to Tanya Phillips, Lee County volunteer coordinator at (239) 334-7007 ext. 141 or tphillips@harrychapinfoodbank.org.

    To volunteer in Collier County, R.S.V.P to Todd Lewis, Collier County …

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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank and Bank of America partner to help individuals who face hunger in Southwest Florida through Give A Meal program

    WHAT: For the 7th consecutive year, Feeding America® Bank of America and the Harry Chapin Food Bank are joining forces through Give A Meal . Through this partnership, we want to break the cycle and end hunger in communities like Southwest Florida and across the country. Join us in support of the Harry Chapin Food Bank this holiday season by donating to Give A Meal at www.bankofamerica.com/give. For every $1 you donate, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more, up to $1.5 …

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  • 5 Tips for Planning a Food Drive

    Did you know that approximately 159,530 people in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Henry, and Lee Counties do not have consistent access to nutritious food? Many citizens of Southwest Florida are plagued with food insecurity, meaning that a huge portion of our community is unable to dependably attain enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle. At Harry Chapin Food Bank, we are committed to leading hunger-relief efforts in Southwest Florida, by maintaining food distribution to more than 150 …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank builds a new program to honor “Superstar” supporters

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank invites your business, community group or school to become part of our new Superstar Wall. We’re designating a wall at the food bank’s Fort Myers and Naples locations to pay tribute to our supporters who meet criteria in three simple areas: Funds, Friends and Food.

    Funds: Raise a minimum of $500 for the food bank. Remember, we can turn every dollar donated into $8 worth of food.

    Friends: Schedule a volunteer day. There are opportunities for everyone …

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  • New Anti-Hunger Task Force formed in Charlotte County by the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank has formed a new collaboration aimed at fighting hunger in Charlotte County, including some of its partner agencies, other nonprofit organizations, government and law enforcement agencies, and clients.

    The group formed about three months ago to ramp up the fight against food insecurity in the county, said Carolyn Jones, partner relations and compliance manager for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

    About 24,050 people are food insecure in Charlotte County, which means they …

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  • Community delivers in Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

    The power of people coming together for a common cause – helping those who are hungry - was evident Saturday, as our community donated a preliminary 210,250 pounds of food to the 26th annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive.

    The amount was tallied at the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Fort Myers Distribution Center Saturday night. The number is preliminary because more food will still come in from other post offices in Lee County.

    The nation's largest single-day food drive, called " …

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  • Volunteer food sorters and drivers needed to help Stamp Out Hunger May 12

    The Letter Carriers’ National #StampOutHunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 12, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank invites residents to support the goal of feeding those in need.

    Letter carriers in Lee County are gearing up to take part in the 26th annual drive, the nation’s largest single-day food drive. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Last year, 300,305 pounds of food were collected.

    This is also the largest single- …

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  • Publix Super Markets partners with Harry Chapin Food Bank for “Let’s Feed Collier”

    Residents are invited to visit any one of 19 Publix Super Markets in Collier County from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for a new food drive called “Let’s Feed Collier.”

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is partnering with Publix to bring in some of the most-needed items for the 30 partner agencies the food bank serves in Collier County. Participating is easy. Just go to a store, purchase one or more items, and donate them as you leave to the food bank staff and volunteers set …

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  • JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort donates more than $120,000 to the Food Bank

    JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort donates more than $120,000 to the Food Bank

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is thrilled to announce that the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort has raised $120,163 for the food bank through its #ReturnToParadise campaign.

    The campaign, which started after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida and ran through Dec. 31, was aimed at helping the hospitality community and the resort’s associates recover from the storm’s impact.

    The JW Marriott Marco …

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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank receives funds for new mobile pantry truck from Publix Super Market Charities

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank has received $150,000 grant from Publix Super Market Charities to purchase a new refrigerated mobile pantry truck to support food distributions in under-served communities.

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s mobile food pantry program, called “Fulfill,” went into high gear in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, with the food bank holding 72 mobile pantries in one month, more than triple the average monthly number. As Southwest Florida continues its long-term …

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  • Three thousand turkeys needed for neighbors in need

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is asking the community to donate 3,000 turkeys so those in need can have a Thanksgiving dinner.

    The food bank says they have purchased $37,500 in gift cards at $10 each to distribute to families via partner agencies. The cards are designated for the purchase of food at local supermarkets for holiday meals.

    These gift cards are often more economical and efficient for clients, because they can purchase their turkeys, chickens or other Thanksgiving food at the sale …

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  • Help Harry Chapin Food Bank Recover, Rebuild and Restore Southwest Florida

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is launching a $500,000, six-week campaign to help Southwest Florida Recover, Rebuild, Restore from Hurricane Irma.

    We are shifting from distributing at emergency mobile pantries to replenishing our partner agencies with food, so they can distribute to the local communities and neighborhoods they serve.

    We want to ensure that our neighbors in need receive as much food and support as we can possibly provide. The food bank can turn every dollar donated into $8 worth …

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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida ready to assist as Hurricane Irma damage is assessed

    For daily updates, visit harrychapinham.org/hurricane-irma.

    Hurricane Irma Relief

    Our best wishes go out to all as we deal with damage throughout the community and begin to recover. The food bank is assesing damage and we have already begun to contact our partner agencies. We will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, to begin relief efforts. Our Fort Myers facility had some minor damage, but nothing significant enough to keep us from responding to the needs of …

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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida ready to assist as Hurricane Irma damage is assessed

    For daily updates, visit harrychapinham.org/hurricane-irma.

    Hurricane Irma Relief

    Our best wishes go out to all as we deal with damage throughout the community and begin to recover. The food bank is assesing damage and we have already begun to contact our partner agencies. We will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, to begin relief efforts. Our Fort Myers facility had some minor damage, but nothing significant enough to keep us from responding to the needs of …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank to distribute OFF!® mosquito repellent to Southwest Florida residents

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent during June, July and August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

    The mosquito repellent donation, from maker SC Johnson, will help combat and prevent Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. The local distribution is part of a larger donation of 540,000 units that will be provided statewide by the Feeding Florida network of food banks. The Harry …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank to hold first-ever Family Volunteer Day

    At Harry Chapin Food Bank, we love our volunteers. Without their donated time and effort, we could not continue our mission to lead the fight against hunger in our community. Our volunteers come from everywhere and all walks of life: working professionals, retirees, snowbirds, stay-at-home-parents, high school and college students, members of the U.S. military and more.

    Now we invite you to come and volunteer as a family on our first Family Volunteer Day. This special event, from 9 to 11:30 a. …

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  • Food Assistance May Continue for Low-Income Seniors

    Assistance may be coming for over 2200 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties from Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) to replace supplemental food from a government program that will be discontinued in July.

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that it was discontinuing funding for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in 3 Southwest Florida counties, as it refocuses the program on other counties that it considers higher …

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  • Almost 2,300 low-income seniors to lose food

    Almost 2,300 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties will no longer receive supplemental food from a government program operated by the Harry Chapin Food Bank starting July 1, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

    The state’s decision cuts off 2,284 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties from receiving nutritious food through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, a federal program administered by the …

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  • Volunteers power the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    Volunteers power the Harry Chapin Food Bank. It’s as simple as that.

    Without our volunteers, we could not help provide food to the almost 164,000 people in our community

    who are food insecure – that is, they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Of that number, about 54,800 are children.

    Take an active role in the fight to end hunger in Southwest Florida and join the Harry Chapin Food Bank ranks of volunteers. Harry Chapin Food Bank is a member of Feeding …

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  • The final total is in for the 2017 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk!

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that the final total raised for the ninth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk is $321,600. 

    This is a 5.4 percent increase over last year’s total of $305,000.  At least 1,000 walkers, young and old, let their feet do the walking to help feed the hungry Jan. 21 at the Miromar Outlets in Estero. The two-mile family and pet-friendly walk is the food bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

    "Last …

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