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  • Food for Sharing offers a way to show you care this Easter

    Tags: Publix, Easter, Donate

    The Publix Food for Sharing drive is on now through March 26 at all Publix Super Markets in Southwest Florida.

    Easter is March 27, and in the weeks leading up to the holiday, Publix offers donation cards for various levels of giving that customers may choose from. This offers an opportunity for them to continue showing they care by helping those who may not know where their next meal is coming from.

    The cards show the different “recipe” of food items each level of giving …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank Nearing End of $5.1 Million Capital Campaign

    Tags: Capital Campaign, donors, Donate

    It’s official!  We are nearly a million dollars past the half-way mark of the “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope” Capital Campaign!  And what does that mean for all our neighbors in need?  It means that we can move food more efficiently now with our new equipment.  It means that we don’t need to turn away food because we don’t have the room to store it – because we have an expanded freezer. And it means that we can make improvements to the …

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  • Live concert by musician Joe D'Urso Saturday to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank and WhyHunger

    Tags: WhyHunger, Joe D'Urso, Jen Chapin, Saul Wilner, Donate

    Contact: Saul Wilner, 1-800-GRANOLA®

    Cell: 413-687-3673

    Email: granoladad3624@gmail.com

     

    Photo: By David Robinson

    Naples, FL- Joe D'Urso, singer, songwriter and anti-hunger advocate, will perform his brand of good old-fashioned rock and roll at a unique fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 13 at a private home in North Naples.

    Donations for the Harry Chapin Food Bank and WhyHunger will be accepted throughout the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., presented by WhyHunger, Homemade Jams …

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  • We are bowled over by your support!

    Tags: Empty Bowls, Donate

    HCFB Empty Bowls soup lady

    Empty Bowls Naples 2016 has raised $95,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, blowing away last year's record total of $66,000!

    The handmade bowls have gone home with the members of the community who chose them, the big soup pots are clean and shiny once more, and it’s all over but for the celebrating.

    We are deeply grateful to the community, volunteers, and sponsors who made this happen.

     Joyce Jacobs, lead staff member from the Harry Chapin Food Bank for the event, said about 2,000 …

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  • Tamiami Ford/Tamiami Hyundai Steps up as Presenting Sponsor for Empty Bowls Naples

    Tags: Empty Bowls Naples, Donate

    HCFB EmptyBowlsTamiami sponsors

    Fort Myers, FL -- The Harry Chapin Food Bank is pleased to announce that Tamiami Ford and Tamiami Hyundai of Naples are the presenting sponsors for the 10th annual Empty Bowls Naples. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Cambier Park in downtown Naples, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

     For a suggested $15 donation, guests may choose and keep a hand-made pottery bowl to serve as a reminder of all the “empty bowls& …

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  • It's Almost Time To Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk

    Tags: Donate, Hunger Walk

    HCFB Hunger Walk sign1

    We’re just one day away from the WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank! Tomorrow we’re going to walk the walk as well as talk the talk about Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope in Southwest Florida. 

    There’s still time to register online here. The walk is at 9:30 a.m. at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your pets. We'll give your pet a Hunger Walk bandanna to wear. We’ …

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  • The Recipe to Fight Hunger, Feed Hope in 2016

    Tags: Donate, Donation

    HCFB Toby recipe blog

    By Toby Ives

    Interim President and CEO

    It works! Discover, beg, or borrow a great recipe; gather a wide variety of high quality ingredients; put them together in a well-appointed kitchen; cook or cool in ovens and coolers; and then present a fine meal, a gastronomic delight!

    At the Harry Chapin Food Bank the recipe is our mission statement. We have gathered high quality ingredients including staff, partner agencies, volunteers, donors of food and funds, in-kind gifts, and the support of many …

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  • Feed Public Radio...Feed a Family helps WGCU and the food bank

    Tags: WGCU, Donate

    Guest Blog

    Our thanks to Barbara Steinhoff, communications director for WGCU Public Radio and a WGCU member, who gives us a Q&A on the "what, when, where and why" of the Feed Public Radio...Feed A Family membership drive.

    What exactly is Feed Public Radio…Feed A Family? 

    Fans of public radio know that our largest source of funding is listeners. The listeners who become members pay for the news, information and entertainment programs such as Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm …

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  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation awards $200,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    Tags: Capital Campaign, Donate

    Contact:  Kelli King, (239) 334-7007, ext. 202

    kelliking@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. A portion of this grant will be for the food bank’s capital campaign for improvements to the food bank’s warehouse, and the remainder to acquire and distribute food. This contribution brings the campaign to $3.5 million. 

    “Appreciative of the great work and positive impact that the …

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  • The Grand Turkey Total Is (Drum Roll Please)

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    Our Thanksgiving turkey drive ended Friday with a total of about 1,400 birds donated by the public. Thanks to all who brought in their last-minute fowl so those in need can have a Happy Thanksgiving to share with their families. We had 911 turkeys as of Thursday night, so about 500 more came in on Friday!

    We thank the public for their generosity. People stopped by our office carrying one turkey or two turkeys, and there was the couple who unloaded 10 turkeys from the trunk of their car. Every …

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  • Turkey Drive Alert!

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    We’re up to 911 donated by the public as of the end of the day Thursday. Today is the last day of the drive. We invite people to bring in their last-minute fowl so those in need can have a Happy Thanksgiving to share with their families.The Harry Chapin Food Bank thanks WINK-TV for being the impetus for the influx in turkeys this week. When WINK aired a story late last week that we had received only about 75 turkeys so far, the public and businesses stepped up to the plate. Bill …

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  • Turkey update with kudos to WINK-TV

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    Thanks to WINK-TV, donations for turkeys have been steadily coming in at the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

    Since WINK aired their story about the turkey shortage and the food bank’s need for 10,000 Thanksgiving turkeys for people in need, great things have happened:

    Billy Fuccillo, owner of Fuccillo Kia in Cape Coral, stepped forward and donated $5,000 for turkeys.

    The public brought in 200 turkeys Monday to the Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse, and 175 on Tuesday. We don’t have a …

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  • The Flap About Holiday Birds

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    The Blossoms for Birds event formally kicked off our Thanksgiving bird drive Monday and continues every day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday. Just bring a frozen or fresh turkey or chicken to Fort Myers Floral Designs and get a bright bouquet of flowers in exchange. Some early birds were arriving Monday at the floral shop, 11480 S. Cleveland Ave. (traffic light at Beacon Manor and U.S. 41). But the bar has been set high. We need 10,000 birds to provide to families who otherwise would not …

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  • Blossoms for Birds and other ways to help make Thanksgiving happen for the hungry

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    • Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida needs about 10,000 turkeys and chickens to help families in need put a holiday dinner on the table this season. Donations of fresh and frozen birds are lagging, while Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. The last day to donate birds for the holiday drive is Nov. 20. 

    Here are some easy ways to help:• Drop off a fresh or frozen turkey or chicken at Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Fort Myers or Naples warehouses. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4: …

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  • The News-Press: Thankfulness puts food on tables of poor

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015, Press

    frozen turkey

    STACEY HENSON, SHENSON@NEWS-PRESS.COM 

    Hunger remains year round, but monetary donations carry Southwest Florida charities through lean months

    One Southwest Florida food bank is trying to get turkeys on the tables of 15,000 hungry families this Thanksgiving.

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is kicking into high gear: It relies on the community this time of year more than ever.

    "The problem is we can't always fill our orders," said Miriam Pereira, director of …

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  • Bank of America and Harry Chapin Food Bank team up to "Give a Meal"

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    bank america logo

    For the fourth consecutive year, Bank of America and Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks across the country, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, are partnering in the Give A Meal Program.  For every $1 donated to the program now through Dec. 31, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more, (up to $1,000 per donor) capped at a $50,000 match per food bank.

    Give A Meal is a nationwide program that aims to reduce hunger …

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  • Will You Help to Feed a Family this Holiday Season?

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    Image for Q&A with our Partner Relations Manager

    Thanksgiving is less than one month away! Celebrating the holidays is difficult when you have limited or no resources to make them special. Now through November 20, you can help thousands of Southwest Florida families and children have a traditional meal by supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB). Carolyn Jones, Partner Relations Manager and a holiday bird distribution lead, helps us with some frequently asked questions:

    HCFB: What does Thanksgiving mean for the Programs staff at the …

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  • Turkeys sought for those in need as Thanksgiving draws near

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015

    The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida needs to provide about 10,000 turkeys and chickens for families in need. The community can help by donating frozen holiday birds or making a financial contribution.

    This year, it will cost the food bank about $14 to purchase and distribute each holiday bird through its network partner agencies. The deadline to donate turkeys is Nov. 20.

    You can drop off frozen turkeys or chickens at the …

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