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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank is looking for a few good volunteers to help feed our neighbors in need

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds 28,000 people per week in Southwest Florida. We are seeking more volunteers to help us in our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

    Volunteer duties can include sorting and packing donations of food at our Fort Myers and Collier County distribution centers, distributing food at mobile pantries, or collecting donations at food drives.

    You can volunteer on your own, as a group with a community organization, club, church or school, or with …

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  • Red Nose Day is back May 23!

    Red Nose Day is back for its fifth year in America, encouraging everyone to come together to end child poverty, one nose at a time.  www.rednoseday.orgMoney raised supports projects that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, including programs at Feeding America member food banks in all 50 states. Last year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank received a $10,000 grant to help feed hungry children through our mobile pantry program.Americans of all ages can get in on the fun …

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  • Feeding America releases the 2019 Map the Meal Gap study

    Study shows children in Southwest Florida are more likely to face hunger than children nationwide

    Child food insecurity rates in the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Southwest Florida service area are higher than overall child food insecurity rates across the country, according to the Map the Meal Gap 2019 report released today by Feeding America. In Southwest Florida, 20.4 percent of children are food insecure vs. 17 percent of children nationwide.

    That means of the 227,645 children in …

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  • Give Where You Live Collier Kicks Off February 20

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank invites the community to support us in our mission of leading our community in the fight to end hunger, by donating to the food bank through Give Where You Live Collier, Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2019.

    Give Where You Live Collier is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Collier County through online giving. The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation are partnering to present Give Where You Live Collier. …

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  • Federal employees affected by government shutdown to receive help at two mobile pantries

    A mobile food pantry to help federal employees who are struggling to make ends meet during the federal government shutdown will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Southwest Florida International Airport. The event will be at 16000 Chamberlin Parkway, Lot #12.

    A second mobile pantry will be held at the same location from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank, the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Lee County Human & Veteran …

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  • Federal employees affected by government shutdown to receive help at two mobile pantries

    A mobile food pantry to help federal employees during the federal government shutdown was held on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Southwest Florida International Airport (16000 Chamberlin Parkway.)

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank, the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Lee County Human & Veteran Services and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation partnered together to hold the pantry, focusing on TSA and air traffic controllers.

    Local TSA officials say 393 employees are …

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  • Meals for Harry

    The 11th annual WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Miromar Outlets in Estero. You can help make the Hunger Walk a successful event simply by participating in the “Meals for Harry” program and going out to eat! Several area restaurants are taking donations, making a donation or donating a percentage of your food bill to the food bank for the walk. The Meals for Harry program will continue through …

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  • Here are 200 million reasons to donate to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    The holiday giving season is officially here. During this, our 35th anniversary year, we are also celebrating 200 million pounds of food distributed to feed our neighbors in need in Southwest Florida. You are the reason we reached this milestone. 

    Please continue to support our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger by donating to the Harry Chapin …

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  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank and Bank of America partner to help individuals who face hunger in Southwest Florida through Give A Meal program

    WHAT: For the 7th consecutive year, Feeding America® Bank of America and the Harry Chapin Food Bank are joining forces through Give A Meal . Through this partnership, we want to break the cycle and end hunger in communities like Southwest Florida and across the country. Join us in support of the Harry Chapin Food Bank this holiday season by donating to Give A Meal at www.bankofamerica.com/give. For every $1 you donate, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more, up to $1.5 …

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  • Let's Feed Lee

    Residents are invited to shop any of Publix Super Markets’ 35 Lee County stores from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is partnering with Publix and the United Way of Lee County in “Let’s Feed Lee,” a food drive to bring in some of the most-needed staples for the more than 150 partner agencies the food bank serves. Participating is easy. Just go to a store, purchase one or more …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank builds a new program to honor “Superstar” supporters

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank invites your business, community group or school to become part of our new Superstar Wall. We’re designating a wall at the food bank’s Fort Myers and Naples locations to pay tribute to our supporters who meet criteria in three simple areas: Funds, Friends and Food.

    Funds: Raise a minimum of $500 for the food bank. Remember, we can turn every dollar donated into $8 worth of food.

    Friends: Schedule a volunteer day. There are opportunities for everyone …

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  • Volunteer food sorters and drivers needed to help Stamp Out Hunger May 12

    The Letter Carriers’ National #StampOutHunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 12, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank invites residents to support the goal of feeding those in need.

    Letter carriers in Lee County are gearing up to take part in the 26th annual drive, the nation’s largest single-day food drive. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Last year, 300,305 pounds of food were collected.

    This is also the largest single- …

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  • Publix Super Markets partners with Harry Chapin Food Bank for “Let’s Feed Collier”

    Residents are invited to visit any one of 19 Publix Super Markets in Collier County from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for a new food drive called “Let’s Feed Collier.”

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is partnering with Publix to bring in some of the most-needed items for the 30 partner agencies the food bank serves in Collier County. Participating is easy. Just go to a store, purchase one or more items, and donate them as you leave to the food bank staff and volunteers set …

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  • 35 Years of Feeding SW Florida, As the Need Continues to Grow

    When the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida opened its doors as the Lee County Food Cooperative in 1983, who could have imagined that 35 years later the food bank would distribute 22,300,000 pounds of food in a single year?

    The food bank's reach has grown from a handful of partner agencies to more than 150 today. Through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and disaster relief agencies, the food bank keeps hunger at bay for nearly 160,000 individuals (50,000 of them …

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  • Give Where You Live Collier

    Thank you for supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank during Give Where You Live Collier

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank thanks those who participated in the 24-hour, Give Where You Live Collier online fundraiser on Tuesday and today. The food bank raised $23,465 in both online and physical donations from the start of the fundraiser at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21 through 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. That total will increase once we receive a portion of the money from two matching funds. Your donations …

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  • Harry Chapin Food Bank receives $90,000 from Publix Super Markets fundraiser

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Publix Super Markets has donated $90,000 to the food bank from the Food For All campaign, a fundraiser held by Publix throughout its territory in the Southeastern United States.

    The campaign, held over three weeks in November 2017, invited customers and associates to help feed the hungry by purchasing donation coupons ranging from $1 to $5 ,and adding it to their total at checkout. The funds raised are used to support …

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  • JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort donates more than $120,000 to the Food Bank

    Members of the executive staff at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort presented the Harry Chapin Food Bank with a donation of $120,163.55. From left: Laurie Valant, director of event management, JW Marriott; Marcus Borman, resident manager; Kelli King, major gifts officer for the Harry Chapin Food Bank; Rick Medwedeff, JW Marriott general manager; Amanda Cox, director of sales and marketing; Tu Chi, director of human resources.

    JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort donates more than $120,000 to the Food Bank

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is thrilled to announce that the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort has raised $120,163 for the food bank through its #ReturnToParadise campaign.

    The campaign, which started after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida and ran through Dec. 31, was aimed at helping the hospitality community and the resort’s associates recover from the storm’s impact.

    The JW Marriott Marco …

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  • WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk raises about $305,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    The 10th annual WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk was a rousing success Saturday, with hundreds of walkers raising an estimated $305,000 to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank feed the hungry in Southwest Florida.

    The weather was perfect for walking, and young and old, including lots of pets, strolled the two-mile route around the Miromar Outlets in Estero. It was a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the food bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “We’re so excited and …

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