How the Food Bank Works
As the largest hunger-relief nonprofit and the only Feeding America member in Southwest Florida, Harry Chapin Food Bank is uniquely positioned to lead our community in the fight to end hunger. Our multifaceted approach is leveraged by our membership with Feeding America and includes rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste from various retail and grocery stores, national food providers and farms.
We rescue produce from local farms that are not part of the Feeding America relationship as an extension of our food rescue strategy. Locally, countless organizations, communities and businesses collect and donate food that we use in conjunction with our food rescue.
The food is distributed through our program, including our Care and Share: Senior Feeding Program, CSFP, Harry’s Helpings, Fulfill Mobile Pantries, In-School Pantries and our Partner Agency Program, which is a network of more than 150 partner agencies to feed people in need in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. Through these distribution programs, Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds more than a quarter of a million people a month.