Family Stories

Angela and Rene

Angela and Rene 900 600 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Angela and Rene Rivera met and fell in love while working at a resort in Pennsylvania. He’s a chef, and she’s in housekeeping. Since then, they built a life together…

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Together, we can fight summer hunger.

Together, we can fight summer hunger. 2624 1368 Harry Chapin Food Bank

The sweet sounds of summer vacation are echoing throughout Southwest Florida. Children’s laughter fills the air as they scoot down playground slides and swing from monkey bars. Their happy cheers…

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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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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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Sylvia 800 800 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Sylvia and her granddaughter, Eva, were at a mobile pantry the food bank held in conjunction with a back-to-school open house at Franklin Park Elementary in Fort Myers. “I’m here…

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Regina 800 800 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Regina is in her early 70s. She picks up food for herself and a neighbor, who is partially blind, at the Gladiolus Food Pantry, one of the food bank’s partner…

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Jeff and Gina

Jeff and Gina 800 533 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Jeff came to an emergency mobile pantry on Fort Myers Beach last summer with his 3-year-old daughter Gina. Red tide had polluted the water and devastated the island’s vital tourism…

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Dorita 800 533 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Dorita stood in line at the mobile pantry with her son, age 3, who slept through it all in his stroller. “A lot of times, we don’t have much to…

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