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 fiscal year 2013-2014

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

  • Naples Children & Education Foundation donates turkeys for Thanksgiving

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    Contact Joyce Jacobs

    Associate Director

    Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL

    239-334-7007 x 127

    239-839-4143

    The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has donated approximately $10,000 to purchase about 600 turkeys for children and their families in need in Collier County. NCEF’s gift comes on the heels of a $2,300 gift for holiday turkeys raised by the Friends of the Foundation during an auction at The Escalante hotel …

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The Face of Hunger

  • Helen's Story

    Tags: Lee County

    Helen has been a resident of North Fort Myers for 8 years after having been fired from a job she held in New Jersey for twenty years. Today, she is one of the estimated 30,000+ people who receive emergency food from the Harry Chapin Food Bank and its 150+ partner agencies.

    Helen has numerous medical conditions. She turns to one of Harry Chapin Food Bank’s partner agencies to put food on the table, saying “it’s because of places like this I can come and get food and know that …

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