Mission Content

Leading our community in the fight to end hunger.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has achieved significant growth in order to meet the needs of hungry people in Southwest Florida – distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each month to 150+ Partner Agencies serving our neighbors in need.

Our growth and success in overcoming hunger in our communities is evidenced by the annual distribution of 20.6 million pounds of food and other grocery products, valued at $34 million. (FY1516) We couldn't do what we do without the support of our community. We thank you for your support!

By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 17-18 (July, 1 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $8 worth of food. 96 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Lee County Fair

    The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair starts Feb. 28! This year, Harry Chapin Food Bank night is Monday, March 4. You can get free admission with the donation of three cans of food, per person. We look forward to seeing you there. Gates open at 4 p.m. The fair is at the Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more info, visit swflcfair.com

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Fighting Hunger

  • Thank you to the Scripps Howard Foundation

    Many thanks to the Bob Scripps Community Fund of the Scripps Howard Foundation and WFTX for the recent presentation of a $3,000 grant to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank fight hunger throughout Southwest Florida. The Foundation’s generosity is greatly appreciated. The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to the E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ:SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom …

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