We play a vital role in responding to emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes throughout the region. Our role is to assist first responders, such as the American Red Cross and FEMA, to provide and distribute food. When help is requested, we are there, working nonstop to support our neighbors.
For example, when Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida in September 2017, the Harry Chapin Food Bank was first on the scene to provide food to hard-hit areas ranging from Lehigh Acres to Immokalee to Marco Island.
The food bank received more than 90 tractor-trailer truckloads of food, water and ice, and it distributed more than 3.9 million pounds of these supplies in the first six weeks after Irma hit. We held 72 mobile pantries in one month, more than triple the average.
The food bank also launched a “Recover, Rebuild, Restore” campaign to raise $500,000 to help families put their lives back together. The campaign exceeded its goal in six weeks.
We partner with the Red Cross, Emergency Operations Centers, and local, state and national organizations in disaster situations. The food bank is also a member of the Southwest Florida Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD).
For more information, contact Eric Hitzeman, Director of Operations, at (239) 334-7007 ext. 130 or email@example.com.
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Fort Myers Distribution Center
3760 Fowler St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Collier County Center
3940 Prospect Ave. #101
Naples, FL 34104
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Food Donation Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.