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

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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 our community.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Feeding America, Feeding Florida, and other disaster responder organizations continue to work closely to rapidly respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Together we will be helping to identify and meet the needs across affected areas.

Your donation right now will go toward helping families have the food, water, and supplies they need as their lives are turned upside down.

You can donate unused hurricane food supplies with our neighbors in need by donating them to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Food donations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 12, at our Fort Myers Distribution Center: 
3760 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Most needed items are:
  • canned ready-to-eat items with pull up tops
  • protein in pouches or pull up tops (tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken)
  • peanut butter
  • snacks (granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.)
  • toiletries
  • paper goods
  • diapers
  • cleaning supplies (mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray)
If you would like to volunteer with relief efforts, please email Tanya Phillips, Once we assess the needs, Tanya will be in contact with you.
We will continue to update the community on our website at You can also call the food bank at (239) 334-7007 for more information.


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