Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus

Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus 1502 840 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Friday, October 16, 2020

Your food bank would not be able to serve the more than a quarter of a million people who are hungry without the help of our volunteers. Volunteers are a key ingredient in our sound financial management, and we do not underestimate the value that they bring to our mission.

Starting the week of October 26, your food bank is adding an additional volunteer shift to help meet the increasing demands of our distributions which have ballooned by 83%. We will now offer a morning, early afternoon and late afternoon work shift every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, our shifts will remain as they currently are: morning and early afternoon.

This week, 372 volunteers worked 1,234 hours to help us distribute 961,089 pounds of food into our five-county footprint. We still need volunteers to help us sort produce, build food kits, and distribute food at our drive-thru distributions. If you are well, able, and willing to volunteer, please click here to sign up. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Lori Harrington, volunteer manager, at 239.334.7007 ext. 141 or lharrington@harrychapinfoodbank.org.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Volunteers are the heart of our food distribution program. Thank you to each and every volunteer that helps us lead our community in the fight to end hunger. We are forever grateful.

To support our efforts, please click here.

If you are looking for food, please click here.

If you are well, able, and willing to volunteer, please click here to sign up.