Welcome to Harry Chapin Food Bank!

Welcome to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Our mission is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is committed to a future where the people of Florida are free from hunger. We see a future where the Harry Chapin Food Bank creates an environment which attracts and nurtures caring, highly competent staff, Board and volunteers.

By the Numbers

What we accomplished calendar year 2014

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $6 worth of food. 97 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Happy Belated Birthday Ulysses S. Grant!

    193 years ago on April 27, 1822 Ulysses S. Grant was born.That brings us to the infamous question - Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?Well, personally, I don’t care, but as the Grant Manager, the word Grant is near and dear to my heart! In celebration of Grant's Birthday, let’s look at what’s hot and what’s not in the world of grants.

    One “hot” grant funded program is the Mobile Food Pantry program. For anyone who has volunteered at a mobile food pantry, …

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The Face of Hunger

  • Working Families Share Their Stories

    Tags: Collier County, Mobile Pantry

    by Mary Castro, Southwest Florida Food Corps (AmeriCorps Team at the Harry Chapin Food Bank)

    By the middle of each week, Maria asks herself the same stressful question: how do I feed my children?

    Maria and other mothers like her find their answer at mobile pantries where families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and other food that help them get by for a few more days. The mobile pantries are possible because of a multi-year collaborative project between the Naples Children & …

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