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  • Our 100 Millionth Pound Distribution

    Tags: Mobile Pantry, Lee County

    I feel pride and sadness whenever I attend a Harry Chapin Food Bank mobile pantry. It warms my soul to see volunteers and HCFB staff provide the bags of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat that stave off hunger for another few days or a few weeks, but an ominous chill upsets that warmth. Hunger looms so largely in the lives of those the food bank serves. I feel the sorrow of these families, seniors and children who need help with something so basic: food.They put aside their pride and fear of …

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  • Big or small, every gift makes a difference

    Tags: Lee County, Mobile Pantry

    “I wish it could be more…”“Wish it was more; this is the best I can do…”These two handwritten notes – scrawled on small pieces of paper – accompanied two recent donations to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. In the middle of otherwise routine days of processing donations, these apologetic declarations gave me pause and made me think.These are still tough economic times for many. Day in and day out, I’m impressed by the generosity of the …

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  • 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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