This year, things look a little different in our community

This year, things look a little different in our community 1700 897 Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Thanksgiving holiday is often marked by a feeling of togetherness, a time for loved ones to share honored traditions and meals from cherished recipes around the dining room table. This year, things look a lot different in our community.

Instead of gathering with dear friends and family over a special Thanksgiving meal, many families in Southwest Florida like Katelyn’s worry about putting any food on their tables. People like Katelyn have experienced catastrophic loss after Hurricane Ian devastated their communities and are now left wondering where their next meal will come from for the very first time. Although Katelyn is able to gather with her family and share an abundance of thankfulness and love, their dinner plates remain empty.

We are so grateful for those who share in our belief that food is love – whose support enables us to distribute much-needed food and water every week to families who need help as they piece their lives back together after Hurricane Ian; and whose compassion reflects our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

Can we count on your support to help us give an extra serving of love to our neighbors this Thanksgiving as Southwest Florida continues to recover from the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Ian? Your support will ensure that families like Katelyn’s can gather around tables full of food and love.

Because food is love.