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Join us for Family Volunteer Day Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has the perfect event for you and your family to attend this weekend. We invite Southwest Florida families to participate in our Family Volunteer Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The event will be held both at the food bank’s Fort Myers Distribution Center, 3760 Fowler St., and our Collier County Center, 3940 Prospect Ave. #101, Naples.

The free event is open to families with children age 10 and older. They will receive a tour of our facilities and learn how the food bank works to feed about 28,000 people per week. Participants will also pack food items for the clients we serve. They can also create designs and decorate paper bags that contain food for our senior program.

Volunteers not only enjoy spending quality time with their families, they walk away with the good feeling that comes from knowing they helped those in need. To register, go to harrychapinfoodbank.org/family-volunteer-day. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. For questions, email Lori Harrington, our volunteer coordinator, at lharrington@harrychapinfoodbank.org

About the Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank solicits, collects and stores food for distribution to families and others in need through a network of more than 150 nonprofit agencies in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties, providing food to about 28,000 people a week.

For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide $8 in food value. In fiscal year 2018-19, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 26.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items. The food, valued at $43.2 million, is the equivalent of 22.2 million meals for people in need.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is also a United Way partner agency. For more information or to make a gift, call (239) 334-7007 or visit harrychapinfoodbank.org.