Volunteer to Give Back During the Holidays

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HCFB Mobile Pantry Volunteer

By Tanya Phillips

Volunteer Manager

During the holiday season, we are reminded of how fortunate we are. Many feel the need to give back.

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida distributes food to more than 150 agencies that serve families and individuals directly. The food is distributed to these agencies before the holidays. The food bank will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

HCFB volunteers

One way you can give back is by volunteering your time. Here is the availability of volunteering during the holiday weeks.

In Fort Myers

Monday, December 21st, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

·        Tuesday, December 22nd, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

·         Wednesday, December 23rd, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

·        Monday, December 28th, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

·        Tuesday, December 29th, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3:30p.m.

Wednesday, December 30th, 8:30 - 11:30a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

HCFB Naples Volunteers

In Naples

·         Monday, December 21st, 8 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 3 p.m.

·         Tuesday, December 22nd, 8 - 11 a.m.

Monday, December 28th, 8 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, December 29th, 8 - 11 a.m.

HCFB Volunteer Naples

All volunteers must be a minimum 16 years old to volunteer at both locations.

If you would like to volunteer in Fort Myers, please contact the volunteer manager, Tanya Phillips, volunteer manager,  at  tanyaphillips@harrychapinfoodbank.org,  or call her at (239) 334-7007 ext. 141.

If you would like to volunteer in Naples, please contact Todd Lewis, Collier County volunteer coordinator at tlewis@harrychapinfoodbank.org, or call him at (239) 334-7007 ext. 204.

If you are looking for volunteer activities on Christmas Day, contact your local United Way. In Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee counties, contact the volunteer center (239) 433-2000 ext. 260 or check their website, unitedwaylee.org/volunteer/current-needs/. In Collier County, contact Ann Bares at United Way of Collier County, (239)261-7112 x 206 or Ann.Bares@uwcollier.org, or check their website, http://www.volunteercollier.com/. In Charlotte County, contact Angie Matthiessen at resourcedevelopment@unitedwayccfl.org, or check their website, http://www.unitedwayccfl.org/.

As always, thank you for your help!

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