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 …
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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: 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 …
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 …
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.
4 - 7 p. …
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 …
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
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
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.
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) firstname.lastname@example.orgMarketing Manager/ LeeTran (Lee County Transit) Contact: Joann Haley,(239) 533-0323Cell: (239) email@example.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 …
The Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL 33901
For Release: August 5, 2015Contact:Joyce Jacobs, (239) 334-7007, ext. 130, firstname.lastname@example.org Shannon O’Neill DRY ZONE (239) 643-1990 Cell: 239-839-4143, email@example.com
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 …
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 …
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 …
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 …
Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler Street Fort Myers, Fl. 33901
Contact: Joyce Jacobs 239-334-7007 Ext. 130
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Harry Chapin Food Bank
3760 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
For Release: July7, 2015
Contact: Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130
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. …