WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk: SWFL woman feeds the hungry every week
One woman makes it a ritual every Monday to help feed the hungry right here in Southwest Florida.
Gail Moharter says she’s going to the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk, which benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
For her, it’s much more than just packing produce, “Take these big bins of produce, and put them into usually three-pound bags and then they go out to various agencies for the community.”
Volunteering at the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers is a part of her and her husbands’ routine every Monday, “Yes, that’s our Monday afternoon job together. He works in the office and I come out here.”
But the giving doesn’t stop there.
Harry Chapin is able to turn every dollar invested in in the food bank into $8 worth of food going back into the community. That’s thanks to the generosity of food donors and other supporters.
CEO and President Richard LeBer says more than 150,000 people go hungry in Southwest Florida each year, “1-in-8 residents in Southwest Florida at some point this year won’t have enough food to feed themselves and their family.”
Events like the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk help improve that statistic.
Last year the event raised $319,000, giving nearly $1.3 million in meals to the community.
LeBer says donations from the community and help from volunteers like Moharter make the Hunger Walk and feeding families possible.
For more information on the walk or to donate go to WINKHungerWalk.com.