Read (and watch) all about it!

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We’re making a splash in the media lately, in print, online and on TV, with several stories and a top-notch video on the food bank, what it does and how it works. The video was produced by The Naples Daily News for their Sunday show on ABC-7, “Behind the Headlines.” Watch it here.

We thank them for providing this clip of the program.

The show featured the food bank, with a tour and interview with our president and CEO, Richard LeBer. The show introduced Satisfy the Hunger, a seven-week program to help keep the shelves of Collier County food pantries stocked during summer. The Harry Chapin Food Bank is one of 10 nonprofit organizations that will benefit. The program, which runs through June 3, is a collaboration of The Naples Daily News; the Community Foundation of Collier County; the United Way of Collier County; and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

An accompanying print story appeared in The Naples Daily News quoting Richard. The story here also has a photo of our volunteer Anne Peatross, hard at work

And there's more! CEO LeBer was quoted in a national story published by Newsweek that focused on how food stamp cuts are impacting thousands of pantries across the country. Read the story here.

In addition, we had two stories, one in Florida Weekly and one in The News-Press, about National Volunteer Month and on our own wonderful volunteers: Who they are, the work they do and how they make the food bank run. The stories appeared in print and online.

 The News-Press story focuses on Linda Mitchell, our 77-year-old volunteer who has logged more than 6,000 hours at the food bank. Read the News-Press story here:


The Florida Weekly story focuses on Maureen Yuster, a volunteer who has logged more than 1,000 volunteer hours at the food bank and received one of four outstanding volunteers of the year awards recently from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Lee County (RSVP). Read the Florida Weekly story here:

Other volunteers are also featured in both stories.

We’re continuing our celebration of National Volunteer Month on our Facebook page, featuring one volunteer per day for the entire month of April. Check it out here


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