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  • The Grand Turkey Total Is (Drum Roll Please)

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    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!

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    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

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    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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  • Fuccillo KIA supports HCFB with two HUGE surprises

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    Billy Fuccillo of Fuccillo KIA gave two HUGE surprises to the Harry Chapin Food Bank Monday morning. The owner of the Cape Coral dealership donated $5,000 to our turkey drive. And then, he announced another amazing gift live on WINK-TV. Fuccillo will match every donation made to the food bank from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000! We thank him for his incredible generosity on behalf of the 30,000 families and individuals in need that we provide food for …

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  • The Flap About Holiday Birds

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    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

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    • 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

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

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    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?

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    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

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    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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