The League Club, Inc., has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank for the food bank’s Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign.
The grant was part of $327,970 in grants awarded by The League Club’s Community Trust Fund to 30 local non-profit agencies in Collier and Lee counties. Richard LeBer, food bank president and CEO, accepted the grant at the league’s recent “Briefcase Breakfast” event.
Since 1987, The League Club has granted over $4.2 million to 157 local non-profit agencies. The League Club, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization of Southwest Florida strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. The League Club women have also contributed thousands of volunteer hours in various areas. Members have served on numerous agency boards, worked in childcare and adult centers, been involved in literacy efforts and helping the homeless, in conservation and arts groups, and in churches. For more information, visit www.leagueclub.org.
Liz Winebrenner, president of The League Club, stated, “We were pleased and grateful to be able to give so much to help our community partners raise the quality of life for residents in Collier and Lee counties. We thank our 600 members, Circle of Friends supporters, the community members who support our events, and our business sponsors. Their financial generosity and caring for the community are what enable us to make these grants.”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is grateful for their support and partnership in the effort to help feed seniors in need in our community.