Welcome to Harry Chapin Food Bank!

Celebrating 35 Years and Beyond

When the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida opened its doors as the Lee County Food Cooperative in 1983, who could have imagined that 35 years later the food bank would distribute 22,300,000 pounds of food in a single year?

The food bank's reach has grown from a handful of partner agencies to more than 150 today. Through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and disaster relief agencies, the food bank keeps hunger at bay for nearly 160,000 individuals (50,000 of them children) each year. They may be laid off, underemployed, dealing with illness, trying to recover lost wages or facing damages to home and property.

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By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 16-17 (July, 1 2016 - June 30, 2017)

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $8 worth of food. 97 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Community delivers in Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

    The power of people coming together for a common cause – helping those who are hungry - was evident Saturday, as our community donated a preliminary 210,250 pounds of food to the 26th annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive.

    The amount was tallied at the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Fort Myers Distribution Center Saturday night. The number is preliminary because more food will still come in from other post offices in Lee County.

    The nation's largest single-day food drive, called " …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Family Volunteer Day

    Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.


    Harry Chapin Food Bank Collier County Center

    3940 Prospect Ave., #101

    Naples, FL 34104

    Event Description:

    We invite families (adults and children age 10 and older) to volunteer at our first Family Volunteer Day in Collier County. Activities will include a tour of our Collier County facility and warehouse, coloring, bagging produce, taking family photos and much more! R.S.V.P to Todd Lewis, Collier County volunteer …

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