Client Stories


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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Elaine 400 400 Harry Chapin Food Bank

A long time ago, Elaine once worked for Donald Trump as a blackjack dealer in an Atlantic City casino. She is twice widowed. When her first husband died of cancer,…

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Sam 400 400 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Sam received a food kit at a Fort Myers partner agency from the food bank’s Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign. He also received some fresh corn along with the…

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Louise 999 999 Harry Chapin Food Bank

We met Louise at one of the first distributions in Lee County for our Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign. Louise received her food kit and said she was relieved…

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Becky 800 533 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Becky had a sunflower tattoo and also has tattoos of the names of her two children and three grandchildren. The food she will receive through the Care & Share: Senior…

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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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