In partnership with the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry distributed over 7,000 pounds of food, Oct. 22, at the Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee.
According to Harry Chapin Food Resourcing Manager Chris Robinson, the event assisted 443 adults, 452 children and 64 seniors for a total of 959 people representing 201 households.
“Diet is an important part of promoting good health, so hosting the food bank was a natural partnership for us,” said Elizabeth Alfieri, Healthcare Network Director of Clinic Operations, “We had a great turnout, which indicates a real need for these services”
“The Healthcare Network was a wonderful host,” Robinson said, “We’d definitely like to partner with them again.”
Founded in 1983, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provides food for more than 30,000 individuals each month. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 12.5 million pounds of food to Southwest Floridians in need, with a food value of more than $20 million.
Established by community leaders in 1977, the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is a private not-for-profit organization providing primary medical and dental care to nearly 36,000 patients annually (25,000 children) at 13 locations throughout Collier County, including the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.