Monday, October 18, 2021

HARRY CHAPIN RECEIVES FOOD DONATIONS FROM US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

 

Chase Goddin, representing the U.S. Customs & Border Protection employees, delivered 152 pounds of food they collected to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food will be made available to the food bank’s network of nonprofit agencies in Southwest Florida.

Businesses, organizations, or individuals interested in having a food drive or fund raising activities are encouraged to contact the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 239-334-7007.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past calendar year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need.

Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 239-334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org.

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