Why and How to Volunteer

Volunteers power the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Volunteers make it possible for the food bank to feed a quarter of a million people a month in Southwest Florida.

How?

Volunteers sort and pack donations of food at our Fort Myers and Naples distribution centers,  distribute food at mobile pantries and collect donations at food drives, to mention just a few ways they make the food bank’s mission possible.

PLEASE NOTE ALL VOLUNTEERING MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE, THANK YOU!

Available times to volunteer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. N/A
Noon – 3 p.m. Noon – 3 p.m. Noon – 3 p.m. Noon – 3 p.m. Noon – 3 p.m. N/A

Available times to volunteer at the Collier County Center, 3940 Prospect Ave. #101, Naples:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 – 10:30 a.m. 8 – 10:30 a.m. N/A 8 – 10:30 a.m. 8 – 10:30 a.m. N/A
Noon – 2:30 p.m. *Noon – 2:30 p.m. N/A *Noon – 2:30 p.m. Noon – 2:30 p.m. N/A

*Special/corporate groups

Volunteers 2019-2020:

1000

Volunteers

30000

Hours of collective service

90000

More than $1.5 million of in-kind service

You can volunteer on your own or with your employer as a group.

When you give your time to the food bank, you get something amazing in return, maybe even life-changing:  the feeling that you are personally helping put food into the hands of people who need it.

Volunteer Application

To find out if your volunteer hours can be matched by your company, please click here or contact us at volunteering@harrychapinfoodbank.org or call us (239) 334-7007.

Please note: All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Weekday opportunities at HCFB warehouses have a minimum age requirement of 16. Saturday volunteering at HCFB locations have a minimum age requirement of 14, and 14-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Information Center

Existing volunteers may login to our Volunteer Information Center to sign-up/remove themselves for future shifts, contact the volunteer department, update profile information and check service history.

Volunteer as a Group

To inquire about group volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Lori Harrington
Volunteer Manager
lharrington@harrychapinfoodbank.org
(239) 334-7007 ext. 141

Todd Lewis
Volunteer Host
tlewis@harrychapinfoodbank.org
239-334-7007 ext. 204

with the following information:

  • Your group/organization’s name
  • Group contact name
  • Mailing address
  • Contact’s phone number(s)
  • Contact’s email address
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Fort Myers or Naples location?
  • Please provide a few dates/times that would work best for the group’s schedule.