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The Philanthropy Club and the members of Valencia Bonita provided more than 4,500 meals last year to families in need in Southwest Florida. We are proud to say that we surpassed our goal of $2,000. After witnessing the impact these efforts have had in the community, our goal this year is to provide 9,000 meals!
September is designated nationwide as Hunger Action Month by the Feeding America network of food banks. As children head back to school, it’s a great time to be mindful of the fact that that nutritious food is necessary for young minds and bodies to grow and learn.
The Philanthropy Club wants to challenge our friends and neighbors to double their generosity this September and help us provide 9,000 meals to our neighbors in need.
Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief network in Southwest Florida. In fiscal year 2020, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 47.6 million pounds of food and fresh produce, the equivalent of 40 million meals for families who were hungry. Because Harry Chapin Food Bank rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and is able to use a large network of farmers and distributors to purchase food at a much lower cost, the food bank is able to feed a family of four for less than $5 per day.