Miriam Pereira, Development Director
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Support the work of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Give Where You Live 30 Kicks Off on March 3, 2015
Naples, FL – (February 12, 2015) – The Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) invites the community to support its efforts to help feed our neighbors in need by donating to the food bank during Give Where You Live 30 starting at noon March 3 and ending at noon March 4.
Give Where You Live 30 is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Collier County through online giving. The Community Foundation of Collier County and Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation are partnering to present Give Where You Live 30. Donations are accepted through Givewhereyoulive30.org.
As a participating nonprofit on Givewhereyoulive30.org, the Harry Chapin Food Bank will benefit from this initiative in many ways. The food bank’s goal is to raise $10,000 to support its summer feeding programs. More than 60 percent of students in Collier County Public Schools are eligible for free- and reduced-price meals. Many children go hungry when schools close for the summer because their families do not earn enough to provide them with fresh, nutritious food.
The food bank’s goal is to raise $10,000 to provide these children and their families with fresh produce and other nutritious food through HCFB’s mobile pantries and other programs that directly serve those in need in Collier County.
Marking 32 years of service in Southwest Florida, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provides fresh produce, frozen meat, and nonperishable foods to more than 20 nonprofit Collier County organizations that operate soup kitchens, after-school feeding programs and pantries. In 2014, the food bank provided these agencies with 3.1 million pounds of food, the equivalent of almost 2.6 million meals.
300,000 Matching Fund
Thanks to Community Foundation of Collier County and Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live 30 features a $300,000 Matching Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation from noon to noon March 3 through March 4, receives a portion of the matching fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if the Harry Chapin Food Bank receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Give Where You Live 30 Day, the food bank also receives 10 percent of the $300,000 Matching Fund. The match is made after any transaction fees are deducted from your donation.
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable fund, established in 1985 with a $300,000 endowment to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation oversees more than 560 funds, collaborates with more than 400 nonprofits, holds over $78 million in assets and has distributed more than $78 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs.