Harry Chapin opens new drive-thru food distribution sites this week

Local food bank opens 12 drive-thru sites across SWFL
Posted at 7:25 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 11:46:54-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — This week, new available resources are helping feed local families who are feeling the financial burdens of the coronavrius.

Monday, Harry Chapin Food Bank is starting their new drive-thru food distributions at 12 different locations across Southwest Florida.

Each site is set up to meet the safety guidelines of social distancing.

Volunteers manning each location will hand out prepackaged hunger relief kits to cars driving though.

Each kit is filled with 20 pounds of nutritional food that can feed a family of four for five days.

Harry Chapin says their goal is to distribute 5,000 kits each week, which comes to the cost of around $150,000.

The food bank is seeking monetary donations to help continue their service and prevent more food hoarding from local grocery chain stores.

They're also looking for volunteers to help pack kits and work distribution sites.

Here are this week’s drive-thru distributions:

Tuesday, April 7

10 a.m. to noon: Boys and Girls Club of Immokalee,1155 Roberts Ave W, Immokalee.

10 a.m. to noon: First Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach.

Wednesday, April 8

10 a.m. to noon: Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples.

10 a.m. to noon: Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 355 Bridge St, LaBelle.

1 to 3 p.m: Church of the Nazarene, 6781 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers.

Thursday, April 9

10 a.m. to noon: Bonita Lions Club,10346 Pennsylvania Ave, Bonita Springs.

10 a.m. to noon: Sacred Heart Church, 211 W Charlotte Ave, Punta Gorda.

Friday, April 10

10 a.m. to noon: Boys and Girls Club of Naples, 7500 Davis Blvd, Naples.

10 a.m. to noon: Caloosa Middle School, 610 S. Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral.

10 a.m. to noon: Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

For more information on Harry Chapin food distribution sites, click here.

To learn more about the food bank's efforts and how to help, click here.