Harry Chapin Food Bank’s signature fundraiser of the year is Saturday, Jan. 18

For Immediate Release

Contact: John Kuhn

Office: 239-334-7007, ext. 152

Cell:  239-826-8856

[email protected]

Harry Chapin Food Bank’s signature fundraiser of the year is Saturday, Jan. 18

The 12th annual WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Miromar Outlets in Estero, to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank.

It’s not too late to sign up as an individual or as a team to support the food bank’s mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.  Just register at winkhungerwalk.com, or come to Miromar Outlets at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event to register onsite. The two-mile, non-competitive, family and pet-friendly walk is a great way to enjoy time with friends and loved ones and get some fresh air and exercise besides. Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring your pets, bring your co-workers!

Our goal is $300,000. The walk supports programs that feed children, families, seniors, veterans and others in need in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. These include the Care and Share: Senior Feeding Program, Harry’s Helpings, In-School Pantries, and Fulfill Mobile Pantries. The food bank also distributes food through its Partner Agency Program, a network of more than 150 partner agencies.

Refreshments will be available from Sun Harvest Citrus, Panera Bread and others, as well as a drawing and silent auction with a large array of prizes, including round trip airfare for two.  Presenting sponsors for the walk are Bill Smith Appliances & Electronics and Copperleaf Charitable Foundation. For more information, contactJohn Kuhn, food bank special events manager, at 239-334-7007, ext. 152, or at [email protected]

About Harry Chapin Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to families and others in need through a series of programs.

For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide $8 in food value. In fiscal year 2018-19, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 26.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.4 million pounds of fresh produce. The food, valued at $42.8 million, is the equivalent of 22.2 million meals for people in need.

Harry Chapin Food Bank is a United Way partner agency.  We are also proud to be named a Blueprint Partner by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. For more information or to make a gift, call (239) 334-7007 or visit harrychapinfoodbank.org.

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