Published: Feb 05, 2013 12:48 PM EST
Updated: Feb 05, 2013 5:52 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Winn Dixie is helping to fight hunger in Southwest Florida. The grocer just presented a check to the Harry Chapin Food Bank that will provide more than 15,000 meals to local families in need.

Volunteers are currently stocking shelves at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Next week, they'll have a lot more to do, when Winn Dixie delivers 20,000 pounds of food.

Winn Dixie directors presented the Harry Chapin Food Bank with a check for the food. The company, vendors and customers all chipped in. In November, the grocer set up tear pads at their checkout counters, where customers could donate any amount of money they'd like to the food bank and in two months, the Winn Dixie Hunger Relief program brought in enough donations for 15,000 meals.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank supplies food to more than 170 pantries across Southwest Florida.