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  • Fort Myers Community Rallies Together to Generate More Than $42,500 for Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to Fight Hunger

    Contact: Christina Morton, 407-608-5905, christina@onmessage.com

     

    Fort Myers Community Rallies Together to Generate More Than $42,500 for Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to Fight Hunger

    Local residents joined in Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign that generated over $10 million nationwide to help Feeding America and affiliate food banks

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 1, 2015) ­– Today, Walmart announced that Fort Myers residents have generated more than …

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  • Support the Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Capital Campaign

    Thanks for helping Southwest Florida!

    Our friends across Southwest Florida have again demonstrated their commitment to fighting hunger by helping us raise more than $3 million for the food bank’s Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Capital Campaign. 

                                BEFORE                                       & …

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  • HCFB expands low-income senior food package program in Charlotte, Hendry and Glades

    Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, Fl. 33901

    June 24, 2015

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130

    Cell: 239-839-4143

    joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank expands low-income senior food package program in Charlotte, Hendry and Glades

    Fort Myers, FL – The Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) of Southwest Florida is expanding a program to distribute boxes of food to low-income residents of Charlotte, Hendry and Glades …

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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About HCFB

    5 Things You Didn’t know about the Food Bank

    You may know that monthly our food bank serves approximately 30,000 of our neighbors in need but did you know…

    1. We have been serving the community since 1983 as the Lee County Food Cooperative, which was formed to distribute government commodities such as dairy products. We began rescuing food and other goods, expanding to a warehouse on Alicia Street near downtown Fort Myers in 1994.

    2. In the early 1990s, we became an official …

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  • How To Save Money!

    Most people know that using coupons will help save money. Here are some great tips from our volunteer manager, Tanya Phillips, to help you save even more!

    Most products are on a six-week sale rotation. Purchasing enough items on sale to get you through six weeks until that item comes on sale again will save you money.

    Manufacturer and store coupons are a great start. You can stack (use 1 manufacturer coupon and 1 store coupon on a single item) coupons, for double the savings. You will …

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  • New Senior Food Program Comes to Lee and Collier Counties

    “Senior Hunger” is a phrase that you may hear on the news or read about in the paper. At the Harry Chapin Food Bank, it is much more than a phrase; it is an issue that exists in Southwest Florida on a larger scale than many people imagine. Studies show that food-insecure seniors don’t eat as much nutritious food as food-secure seniors. As a result, food-insecure seniors have a higher risk of diabetes, heart attack, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, decreased …

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  • $1 Donation = $6 in Food.... how do we do it?

    Turning every $1 donated into $6 of food is critical for the success of the Harry Chapin Food Bank to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. This blog is the first in a series to show the many different ways the Food Bank is able to stretch the value of donations.

    In 2014 the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 19.6 million pounds of food.  One product we distribute daily is a wide variety of breads. Luckily, retail stores generously donate all the bread …

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  • Press Release: Publix Partners with Produce for Kids for Healthy Eating Campaign to Benefit HCFB and Feeding America

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, FL 33901

     

    For Release:  June 1, 2015

    Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130

    Cell:  239-839-4143

    E-Mail-joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    PUBLIX PARTNERS WITH PRODUCE FOR KIDS FOR HEALTHY EATING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK AND FEEDING AMERICA

    Publix produce partners unite to raise funds for hunger relief

    Fort Myers, FL The healthy eating-focused Produce for Kids® campaign with …

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  • Press Release: Charity night to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, FL 33901

     

    For Release:  June 1, 2015

    Contact: Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130

    239-839-4143

    joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

     

    Charity night to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank 

    Fort Myers, FL – PDQ is hosting a charity night to benefit the Harry Chapin Food bank on June 4th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. A portion of the sales will come be donated to the food bank when customers mention the Harry Chapin …

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  • Press Release: Harry Chapin Food Bank needs volunteers to sort donated food

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank

    3760 Fowler Street

    Fort Myers, FL,33901

    For Release:  May 27, 2015

    Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130

    Cell:  239-839-4143

    E-Mail: joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    Harry Chapin Food Bank needs volunteers to sort donated food

    Fort Myers, FL – The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (HCFB) needs volunteers to sort more than 248,000 pounds of food donated during the 23rd annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 9. …

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  • CenturyLink Helping to Feed Children

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL 33901For Release:  May 27, 2015Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130Cell:  239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    CenturyLink, Inc. campaign asks community to help feed children by supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank, CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation will match donations

    Fort Myers, FL – CenturyLink, Inc. will hold its annual CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive on June 1-12 in hundreds …

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  • 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    5 Things You Might Not Know about the Harry Chapin Food Bank1. Minimal waste: Less than 1% all food Harry Chapin receives goes to farmers and other animal caretakers because it is unfit for human consumption.HCFB strives to rescue food that would otherwise go to waste. When our retail rescue program began in 2008, we were able to distribute 745,925 pounds of food donated by area retailers. Last year, we distributed 7.5 million pounds of food generously donated by area retailers. Some partner …

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  • Press Release: HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK THANKS COMMUNITY FOR FOOD DONATIONS

    Tags: Lee County

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, FL  33901 

    For Release:Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130May 14, 2015Cell:  239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK THANKS COMMUNITY FOR FOOD DONATIONS

    Lee County residents donated 401,478 pounds of food during the 23rd annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 9. The “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive for the food bank. As a lead …

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  • Thank You AmeriCorps members!

    Our AmeriCorps members and I have been quite busy this spring at the food bank and in the community!  Here are some highlights of what we’ve been up to:

    One ongoing project is the Food Literacy in Preschool program (FLIP).  Working with Community Cooperative and the Collier County Head Start, members visit classrooms and daycare centers where they present a lesson about a fruit or vegetable.   The children learn how the food grows and why it is good for you, listen …

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  • Press Release: The Harry Chapin Food Bank launches low-income senior food package program in Lee County

    Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, Fl. 33901

    Contact: Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007 Ext. 130Cell: 239-839-4143For Immediate Releasejoycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank launches low-income senior food package program in Lee County

    Fort Myers, FL – The Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) of Southwest Florida is launching a program to distribute boxes of food to low-income Lee County residents ages 60 and older. The food bank’s goal is to improve the …

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  • Press Release: Bank of America customers donations help raise $89,080 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    Harry Chapin Food Bank3760 Fowler StreetFort Myers, Fl. 33901May 6, 2015 

    For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130Cell:  239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    Harry Chapin Food Bank receives $89,080 in gifts from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and Bank of America customers through the Give A Meal Program to Fight Hunger in Southwest Florida

    WHAT: The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a total of $89,080 to the …

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  • Happy Belated Birthday Ulysses S. Grant!

    193 years ago on April 27, 1822 Ulysses S. Grant was born.That brings us to the infamous question - Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?Well, personally, I don’t care, but as the Grant Manager, the word Grant is near and dear to my heart! In celebration of Grant's Birthday, let’s look at what’s hot and what’s not in the world of grants.

    One “hot” grant funded program is the Mobile Food Pantry program. For anyone who has volunteered at a mobile food pantry, …

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  • Press Release: FEEDING AMERICA PRESENTS AL BRISLAIN OF THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK WITH JOHN VAN HENGEL FELLOWSHIP AWARD

    Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130Cell: 239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org

    FEEDING AMERICA PRESENTS AL BRISLAIN OF THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK WITH JOHN VAN HENGEL FELLOWSHIP AWARDCHICAGO, April 24, 2015 - Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, announced today the selection of Al Brislain, CEO and president of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, as the recipient of the 2015 John van Hengel Fellowship. The annual award honors the …

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  • What inspired you to help a neighbor in need?

    Every donor has a story.  Whether you grew up in a family that gave their money or time to help a cause, survived personal hardship and now have the ability to help, have read or watched a story of a person in need, or know someone struggling with daily challenges, we all have reasons why we help nonprofit organizations.

    Connie Charney, founder of Food for Thoughts Cards, created a company that donates the cash equivalent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to feed the hungry with …

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  • Press Release: The League Club Awards the Harry Chapin Food Bank $10,000 for Mobile Pantries

    April 16, 2015 For Immediate Release

    Contact:  Joyce Jacobs, 334-7007, ext. 130Cell:  239-839-4143joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.orgThe League Club Awards the Harry Chapin Food Bank $10,000 for Mobile PantriesNaples, FL. – The League Club’s Community Trust Fund/Grants program has awarded the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (HCFB) a $10,000 grant to help feed children, families and others in need through mobile pantries.HCFB was one of 30 nonprofit …

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