Help keep Maya and others like her from going hungry today.

Every $1 donation = $8 worth of food.

Our mission is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

Our vision is that no one has to go hungry in our community.

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About 151,600 people in the five Southwest Florida counties we serve struggle with hunger, which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Here are three ways to help.

Faces of Hunger

We feed about 28,000 people each week through our partner agencies and our Fulfill Mobile Pantries program. Our clients include children, families, seniors and veterans.

They may have just lost a job or may be underemployed. They may be battling illness, struggling on a fixed income or dealing with a life-changing circumstance such as divorce or the death of a loved one. We are here to help.

Client Stories

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London & Family

London is a young man who loves to read and has a personality that shines as bright as his smile. We met him a while…

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When Joann spoke to us, it was just a few days after her husband died.  She volunteers at a food bank pantry at a local…

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Houston 1234 823 Harry Chapin Food Bank


Houston, who is in his 80s, hadn’t been to a food pantry in a long time. But now he needed help for himself and the…

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Latest News

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Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus – March 19

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020 This crisis has affected our operations. We have taken steps to maximize social distancing in our operations to protect…

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Summer’s Triple Threat

Summer is at its height, usually a time of fun and friends for area schoolchildren on summer break. But for some, there is no break…

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Harry’s Helpings fills a need

Harry’s Helpings is a hit! Our new program to help food-insecure families at sites where neither partner agencies nor mobile pantries are available or feasible…

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Morgan Stanley helps food bank fight child hunger

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its children’s food programs, which…

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About Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin was a popular folk/rock singer and songwriter (you may remember “Taxi” or “Cat’s in the Cradle”) who donated the proceeds from every other concert to fighting hunger. He co-founded the organization WhyHunger, now a global nonprofit. Harry also established the Hunger Hotline in New York City and the Long Island Cares Food Bank.

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