May 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Kuhn
Office: 239-334-7007, ext. 152
Comedy show May 23 to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida fight hunger
The Laugh in Comedy Café in Fort Myers is hosting Flyin’ Brian’s Comedy Showcase at 7:30 p.m. May 23, with all proceeds benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Tickets are $20 each, and attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate at the door.
Nancy Francis, a local comedian and a Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteer, came up with the idea, said John Kuhn, food bank special events manager.
“Nancy approached us about putting together a benefit event and then she did all of the legwork and got Brian Carrion from Laugh In Comedy Café to donate the venue. Buy a ticket, come see great comedy and help fight hunger—it’ll be a wonderful night for a great cause”
Here are the fun facts:
The Laugh in Comedy Café is at 8595 College Parkway, Unit B6, Fort Myers. Fans can order tickets by going to www.laughincomedycafe.com. Phone: 239-479-5233.
About the Harry Chapin Food Bank
The Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families and others in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, providing food to about 28,000 people a week.
For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide $8 in food value. In fiscal year 2016-17, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce. The food, valued at $37.3 million, is the equivalent of 18.6 million meals for people in need.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is also recognized as a four-star organization by Charity Navigator, the national nonprofit watchdog organization. The food bank is also a United Way partner agency. For more information or to make a donation, call (239) 334-7007 or visit harrychapinfoodbank.org.
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