Help feed Maya and others who are food insecure in Southwest Florida

Every $1 donated can be turned into $8 worth of food.

Our mission is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

Our vision is that no one has to go hungry in our community.

Take Action

About 151,600 people in the five Southwest Florida counties we serve struggle with hunger, which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Here are three ways to help.

Faces of Hunger

We feed about 28,000 people each week through our partner agencies and our Fulfill Mobile Pantries program. Our clients include children, families, seniors and veterans.

They may have just lost a job or may be underemployed. They may be battling illness, struggling on a fixed income or dealing with a life-changing circumstance such as divorce or the death of a loved one. We are here to help.

Client Stories

Latest News

Hunger Action Month™ annual awareness campaign kicks off Sept. 1 1096 825 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Hunger Action Month™ annual awareness campaign kicks off Sept. 1

Hunger Action Month will launch Sunday across the country and in Southwest Florida to mobilize people to take action to fight hunger in their communities.…

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Why Harry Chapin Food Bank’s oldest volunteer is moving on 4032 3024 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Why Harry Chapin Food Bank’s oldest volunteer is moving on

Maurice Bonecutter won’t be back for his usual volunteer shifts this week at the Harry Chapin Food Bank, but he leaves behind a legacy of…

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Pete helps out in a pinch 3024 4032 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Pete helps out in a pinch

Welcome to Pete Braglia, chief operations officer of the Long Island Cares, Inc. food bank, who is helping us out in the operations department. We’re…

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About Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin was a popular folk/rock singer and songwriter (you may remember “Taxi” or “Cat’s in the Cradle”) who donated the proceeds from every other concert to fighting hunger. He co-founded the organization WhyHunger, now a global nonprofit. Harry also established the Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Long Island Cares Food Bank.

Featured Event

We invite Southwest Florida families to participate in our Family Volunteer Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The event will be held at our Fort Myers Distribution Center, 3760 Fowler St., and our Collier County Center, 3940 Prospect Ave. #101, Naples.

Learn more about this and other upcoming events.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)          mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)          email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.