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

    Tags: Donate, Thanksgiving 2015, Press

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    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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  • The News-Press: Harry Chapin CEO to leave post for job in California

    Tags: Al Brislain, Press

    via Michael Braun

    Harry Chapin CEO to leave post for job in California

    Al Brislain, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, will be leaving his post to take the top job at Feeding America San Diego, a food bank in the San Diego, California area. Brislain’s resignation will be effective Oct. 23.“While I look forward to the opportunity to feed families in need in the greater San Diego area, and to be closer to my family and my wife Rebecca’s …

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  • ‘Fill Our Fleet’ event will help feed those in need

    Tags: Al Brislain, Press

    via Al Brislain, President and CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

    Special to The News-Press

    ‘Fill Our Fleet’ event will help feed those in need

    Nationally, one in six Americans struggles with hunger. In Southwest Florida, despite a recovering economy, the need is still great. September is designated Hunger Action Month by Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Feeding America is the …

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