Client Stories

Houston 1234 823 Harry Chapin Food Bank


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 disabled adult son who lives with him. His Social Security and the $45 per month in food stamps he receives couldn’t both pay bills and buy food. “We just run…

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Joann 800 968 Harry Chapin Food Bank


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 church in Fort Myers, but now she’s become a client. “I’m here because I have a hard time making ends meet,” Joann said.  “I have a cleaning business, and I…

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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 ago at Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee, where we hold a mobile pantry. The students at his school all live below the poverty level. London has a positive outlook and…

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