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 have a few clients. I could use a few more.” She rattled off some of the bills she pays: rent, electricity, cable, phone, doctor’s bills, vet bills. She sends money to her two young adult children up north. “By the time I get done, I don’t have enough for a lot of things,” Joann said. Like food.