Fundraising goal climbs prior to WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk

Published: January 9, 2018 4:37 PM EST
Updated: January 11, 2018 3:32 PM EST

Southwest Florida residents can lend a helping hand prior to the 10th annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk.

There has been $133,20200 raised of an overall $340,000 goal as of January 11.

The walk benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For every dollar raised, the food bank can produce $8 worth of food.

Registration for the walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Miromar Outlet Mall in Estero.

Visit the walk’s website to make a donation or register a team.

This year, you can help make the Hunger Walk a successful event simply by participating in the “Meals for Harry” program and going out to eat! Several area restaurants are taking donations, making a donation or donating a percentage of your food bill to the food bank for the walk.

The Meals for Harry program continues through Jan. 14, with various restaurants participating on various days. For more details or to sign up for the Hunger Walk, visit or contact John Kuhn, special events manager, at 239-334-7007, ext. 152

Schedule of restaurants and types of donations:

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Joe’s Crab Shack, 2024 W. First St., Fort Myers – mention Harry Chapin Food Bank when ordering

Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Saturday, Jan. 13

Sasse’s, 3651 Evans Ave., Fort Myers – donates 10 percent of evening meal

Wednesday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 11

Dairy Queen at U.S. 41 and Six Mile Cypress – donates 10 percent of sales

Jason’s Deli (Lee County) –Donates 15 percent of sales from 4 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 12

Farmers Market Restaurant, 2736 Edison Ave., Fort Myers – donates percentage of sales

Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 14

Caloosahatchee Jack’s, 11491 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers – accepting donations

Sunday, Jan. 14

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill, 4451 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd., Fort Myers – donates 10 percent of sales.