WINK Feeds Families tops $560K in March to a Million Meals to fight food insecurity in SWFL

Published: March 2, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Updated: March 9, 2021 10:16 AM EST
FILE: Harry Chapin Food Bank food distribution on September 1, 2020. (Credit: WINK News)

WINK Feeds Families March to a Million Meals surpassed its goal of raising $400,000 to provide one million meals to Southwest Floridians through the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank does its part to feed 250,000 people every month. But, they don’t do it alone. In fact, Harry Chapin partners with more than 150 agencies including churches and non-profits to get food to people in our community who so desperately need it.

During the month-long effort in February, a staggering $568,5043 was ultimately donated by people like you. The final amount raised helps the food bank provide 1,420,000 meals.

Businesses in the community also stepped up to help support the need. Storm Smart donated $1006,190; The Rist Family Foundation donated $40,000; Copperleaf Charitable Foundation donated $36,241; and Cross Creak Ladies’ 9-Hole League donated $36,241.