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March to a Million Meals: From client to employee at the Harry Chapin Food Bank

March to a Million Meals: From client to employee at the Harry Chapin Food Bank 1080 605 Harry Chapin Food Bank

“I never once thought I would be in that position, never once,” Weaver said.

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Food bank says serving SWFL children is serving whole families

Food bank says serving SWFL children is serving whole families 1083 606 Harry Chapin Food Bank

“When a child goes hungry, the parents are hungry, and the whole family is hungry,” said Monica Correa, programs outreach manager at Harry Chapin Food Bank.

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March to a Million Meals: Rescued food makes your donations go further

March to a Million Meals: Rescued food makes your donations go further 1075 606 Harry Chapin Food Bank

About 80% of the food handed out through Harry Chapin is donated or rescued food.

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March to a Million Meals: Why do people give?

March to a Million Meals: Why do people give? 1082 609 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Some people simply give because they can. Bob and Karen Nagy said they watch the news every night and sees the images of people lining up for food drives.

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March to a Million Meals: Need for food increasing in SWFL

March to a Million Meals: Need for food increasing in SWFL 1080 609 Harry Chapin Food Bank

One recently-retired couple yesterday says it’s been hard adjusting to life without an income since they moved to Southwest Florida, which is why they’ve relied on these food pantries throughout…

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Southwest Floridians finding themselves poorer despite working harder

Southwest Floridians finding themselves poorer despite working harder 1915 1058 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Randalynn and Fritz Cloege, who volunteer at Harry Chapin Foodbank say they’ve seen changes in who shows up – and what they say- at the food bank’s mobile food pantries.

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March to a Million Meals: The pandemic has increased food insecurity in Southwest Florida

March to a Million Meals: The pandemic has increased food insecurity in Southwest Florida 1083 610 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Rising unemployment rates and an increased cost of living, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic, have all created this growing amount of food insecurity in Southwest Florida.

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Copperleaf residents raise money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Copperleaf residents raise money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank 1082 608 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Over the weekend, the Copperleaf community in Estero got started with a walk, bringing in $34,500.

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Harry Chapin Food Bank distributing gift cards, not turkeys this Thanksgiving

Harry Chapin Food Bank distributing gift cards, not turkeys this Thanksgiving 1470 824 Harry Chapin Food Bank

This Thanksgiving is going to be anything but traditional. And with so many families in need this holiday season, the Harry Chapin Food Bank is changing how it will be…

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6 Food Banks Helping Americans In Need

6 Food Banks Helping Americans In Need 1186 670 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Despite America’s enormous prosperity, many of its people still struggle with hunger.

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