Fighting food insecurity in Southwest Florida this holiday season

Reporter: Nicole Gabe Writer: Derrick Shaw
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We are eleven days from Thanksgiving. Many of us are looking forward to a big meal. But for some, just keeping food on the table on a typical day is a struggle.

Families in Southwest Florida experience food insecurity, especially during the holidays. Access to food pantries and community meals can be a lifeline to some with Thanksgiving around the corner we want to make sure people know where they can find food and how they can help.

WINK News spoke with the special events manager of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, who said food insecurity is in our backyard and it is essential for the community to know how to help.

“We serve over 22,000 clients a week through our partner agencies, we have 150 plus different partner agencies, so it’s widespread,” said John Kuhn, special events manager of Harry Chapin Food Bank. “What people can do is what they’re doing here they’re coming in and donating money and food for us, and like I said we have 150+ partner agencies so they can donate time there so together, we can help solve the food and security problem.”

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