Harry Chapin Food Bank seeking donations, volunteers to help local food insecurity

Harry Chapin seeks help amid COVID-19 impacts in SWFL
Posted at 10:24 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 16:36:27-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Southwest Florida's largest hunger relief network, Harry Chapin, is helping the fight against local coronavirus impacts.

Throughout the year, they help more than 150 partner agencies covering Lee, Hendry, Collier, Charlotte, and Glade counties.

This week, the food bank is kicking off several local food insecurity efforts, like 20-pound hunger relief kits.

Volunteers are filling each kit with enough food to feed a family of four for five days.

Harry Chapin says their goal is to produce 5,000 hunger relief kits per week to help local needy families.

The food bank is hoping to set up a drive thru distribution location in each county by the end of the month, where prepackaged kits can be safely picked up by those who need it.

With restaurants closed and the current issue of food hoarding, Harry Chapin says they're looking for help with donations and volunteers.

Monday morning, Fox 4 got a look inside Harry Chapin's busy warehouse.

For more information on Harry Chapin food bank or how to help, click here. You can also visit their Facebook by clicking here.