The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida began in 1983. During that time, the cooperative’s primary responsibility was to aid in the distribution of surplus dairy products held by the federal government. The co-op then began recovering other food products through food drives and has focused on salvaging fresh food from retailers and growers.
By 2008, as the Great Recession struck Southwest Florida, the food bank moved to a 50,000-square-foot warehouse to better serve the growing number of children and families going hungry in our community.
The food bank grew in size and effectiveness, earning the reputation it deserves today as the #1 safety net for the hungry in Southwest Florida.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s problem involved the need to raise more donations and increase volunteer base. The food bank already had a website, but it was not allowing them to stay competitive and did a poor job communicating their mission and successes.
Though visible in the community, Harry Chapin’s financial donation base was aging and their volunteer base, while young and vibrant was only volunteering time, not money.
They needed success raising funds online while continuing to build a wider group of volunteers. Based on multiple conversations with their development team, target research and years of experience in non-profit development, Atilus provided the solutions featured on the left.