Client Stories

Things Rarely Go According to Plan

Things Rarely Go According to Plan 1920 1280 Harry Chapin Food Bank

As a fifth-grade teacher, Carleen knows that you can create the perfect lesson on paper, but things rarely go according to plan. A good teacher learns not to panic and…

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Pumpkin Pie Croissant Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Croissant Bread Pudding 572 382 Harry Chapin Food Bank

INGREDIENTS 5 -7 day old good quality Croissants and depending on size 1/2 cup raisins or (1/2 cup chopped pecans is optional) 1-2 teaspoons dark rum 3 cups milk 1…

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Food is Love.

Food is Love. 1239 786 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Think about what happens around a dining room table, people gather, families gather. And at that table more than just food is shared, love is shared. People share their lives,…

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A Path to a Brighter Future

A Path to a Brighter Future 1920 1280 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Cynthia knows what it is like to be hungry. Growing up in Immokalee to migrant parents who travelled wherever they could find work, she would start each school year in…

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Bridging the Hunger Gap

Bridging the Hunger Gap 1071 535 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank has been in Debbie’s life for over ten years. Debbie, a single mother of two, received a diagnosis from her doctor she never thought possible. She…

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Coming Together to Feed Families in Need

Coming Together to Feed Families in Need 2560 1699 Harry Chapin Food Bank

It only takes a few minutes to see that Immokalee residents Shy Vasquez and her husband, Christopher, are wealthy. This wealth is not reflected in their bank accounts but lives…

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Lisa Petriccione

Lisa Petriccione 592 324 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Lisa Petriccione has always carried on the family tradition of helping feed the hungry. Now she is on a mission to help keep those who distribute food for Harry Chapin…

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Eneida 1072 804 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Eneida, a single mom, doesn’t ask for sympathy. She started working in the Immokalee fields at age 13.

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Dace 640 480 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Dace Vella was proud of never having to take any help from anybody in her life.

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Bill 800 1014 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Bill lives in a car that’s more than 30 years old.  “Cheap, cheap transportation and very dependable,” he said. His circumstances became known after the car’s transmission died and the…

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