September is Hunger Action Month.

We can end hunger one helping at a time.

Our mission is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

Our vision is that no one has to go hungry in our community.

Take Action

About 151,600 people in the five Southwest Florida counties we serve struggle with hunger, which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Here are three ways to help.

Faces of Hunger

We feed about 28,000 people each week through our partner agencies and our Fulfill Mobile Pantries program. Our clients include children, families, seniors and veterans.

They may have just lost a job or may be underemployed. They may be battling illness, struggling on a fixed income or dealing with a life-changing circumstance such as divorce or the death of a loved one. We are here to help.

Client Stories

London & Family 1234 823 Harry Chapin Food Bank

London & Family

London is a young man who loves to read and has a personality that shines as bright as his smile. We met him a while…

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Joann 800 968 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Joann

When Joann spoke to us, it was just a few days after her husband died.  She volunteered at a food bank pantry at a local…

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Houston 1234 823 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Houston

Houston, who is in his 80s, hadn’t been to a food pantry in a long time. But now he needed help for himself and the…

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Latest News

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida selects new chief development officer 870 580 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida selects new chief development officer

Barbara Evans has been named chief development officer for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. She will lead the development and implementation of strategic fundraising efforts…

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Publix Super Markets Charities donates $150,000 to help the Harry Chapin Food bank feed our neighbors in need 1230 836 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Publix Super Markets Charities donates $150,000 to help the Harry Chapin Food bank feed our neighbors in need

Publix Super Markets Charities presented a $150,000 check to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida for a new refrigerated truck Wednesday at the…

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Hunger Action Month™ annual awareness campaign kicks off Sept. 1 1096 825 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Hunger Action Month™ annual awareness campaign kicks off Sept. 1

Hunger Action Month will launch Sunday across the country and in Southwest Florida to mobilize people to take action to fight hunger in their communities.…

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About Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin was a popular folk/rock singer and songwriter (you may remember “Taxi” or “Cat’s in the Cradle”) who donated the proceeds from every other concert to fighting hunger. He co-founded the organization WhyHunger, now a global nonprofit. Harry also established the Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Long Island Cares Food Bank.

Featured Event

September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people across America stand together with Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to raise awareness, resolve to take action and dedicate ourselves to a solution.

Learn more about this and other upcoming events.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)          mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)          email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.