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March to a Million Meals: The power of volunteers

The Harry Chapin Food Bank makes your donated dollar go further with the help of volunteers. Marylou Phillips has handed out food in Punta Gorda for 10 years. “I come in every Thursday. And that’s what I enjoy. I enjoy seeing the people enjoy helping,” Phillips said. In fact, this entire group of volunteers from […]

Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds families at Lehigh Acres church

WINK News continues to march past a million meals in Southwest Florida because roughly 150,000 local families struggle with food insecurity. At a Harry Chapin Food Bank distribution site in Lehigh Acres, it was the moments of kindness between volunteers and recipients that made the difference.

FISH of SANCAP helping to rebuild Sanibel/Captiva area after Ian

For more than 40 years, FISH of SANCAP served the Sanibel/Captiva community as any other charitable group would. But when Hurricane Ian turned life upside down at FISH headquarters and on those islands, the group adjusted to meet the community’s needs.

Harry Chapin Food Bank feeding Southwest Florida’s rural communities

In a survey from No Kid Hungry Florida, 26% of moms and dads said they are worried that everyone in their households won’t have enough to eat. Even in Southwest Florida’s rural communities like Immokalee, communities that grow and harvest a lot of the produce we eat, people say they can’t get that nutritious food […]