Fuccillo Kia helps WINK Feed’s Families Hunger Walk cross finish line with $100K donation
Fuccillo Automotive Group has donated $100,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to support local hunger relief efforts. Billy Fuccillo, CEO of the Fuccillo Automotive Group, surprised the food bank with the donation Tuesday on WINK News.
The donation pushes the nonprofit over the top to exceed its fundraising goal of $300,000 for the 11th Annual WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The annual walk, which is the largest anti-hunger community event in Southwest Florida, was held on Saturday at the Miromar Outlets in Estero.
“The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been making a ‘HUGE’ difference in the lives of individuals and families in need locally for over three decades,” said Fuccillo. “No one, especially children, should have to go hungry or wonder where their next meal will come from. As an organization, we are fortunate we have the opportunity to be able to give back to the Southwest Florida community, a place we call home, and support the food bank in its efforts to fight hunger all year long.”
Fuccillo’s donation will help the Harry Chapin Food Bank provide food to the nearly 28,000 individuals and families it serves each week from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
The food bank can distribute $8 worth of food and grocery items for each donated dollar. In fiscal year 2017-2018, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provided 24 million pounds of food, valued at $41.5 million, to more than 150 partner agencies. This was the equivalent of about 20 million meals for people in need.