Wells Fargo buys food for families in need

Matt Grant

Wells Fargo buys food for families in need

By Matt Grant. CREATED May 16, 2012

FORT MYERS - A big bank is making a big donation to help fight hunger.

Wells Fargo donated $5000 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank which helped buy 5000 pounds of rice and beans.

"One of the goals is to be very visible in the community," said Laura Worzella with Wells Fargo. "And to support the communities that support us."

The demand for food goes up in the summer since kids who are on free or reduced lunches are home more, according to the food bank.

That means parents struggling to make ends meet will be spending more time, and money, at the grocery store.

About 100 Wells Fargo employees volunteered Wednesday to help bag and box the food which will help feed hungry families in our area.

"The need is not really dropping off," said  Marta Hodson, with the Harry Chapin Food Bank. "We haven't seen a decline even though the economy is getting a little bit better the need is still there."

Each month, 30,000 families in our area need food assistance, according to Hodson, who says donations tend to drop off in the summer just when they're needed the most.

If you would like to donate you can call the food bank at (230 334-7007.

Harry Chapin Food Bank

Matt Grant
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