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Our mission is to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief nonprofit and the only Feeding America member in Southwest Florida, serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.

We rescue and distribute donated food and other grocery products through our food distribution programs, feeding more than a quarter of a million people who are hungry each month!

Feeding families is the core of our mission and represents most of our total food distributions. Our strategic approach involves navigating the fact that sixty percent of our five-county footprint is a food desert.

Harry’s Helpings is an innovative feeding program that provides emergency food kits for families at children and education centers where traditional feeding programs are not feasible due to space constraints, staffing or other reasons.

Care and Share Senior Feeding Program supplements the diets of more than 2,200 seniors with low-income in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food.

Our strategies incorporate food safety protocols, CDC protocols, innovative food procurement methods and an enormous amount of passion that no one should have to go hungry.

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Our mission isto advocate, educate, and promote awareness of issues & obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.

The Lee County Homeless Coalition is committed to ending homelessness by advocating and working together to provide more efficient services to those who experience homelessness.

LCHC is a non-profit advocacy group made up of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness.

The Lee County Homeless Coalition was reorganized in 2004 under the umbrella of the Lee County Department of Human Services with the intent to develop a broader base of support and at some time operate again as an independent agency. Thanks to support from the community, that goal was achieved in 2009, and the Coalition was recognized as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. To become a member, click here.

The function of the Coalition was established pursuant to Florida Statute 420.623 to plan, network, coordinate, and monitor the delivery of services to the homeless.

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Our mission is to keep the ancient art of sail alive, support the Conch Republic’s Flagship WOLF historic preservation efforts; provide hands-on youth leadership sail training and eco-educational sails; and promote positive change through education, peacekeeping, music, art, storytelling, and sail.



Disaster Relief Voyages, Youth Sail Training & Maritime Heritage Courses

A collaborative program of WHALE Center’s Flagship WOLF Preservation Society and Bahamas Reset relief organization, our 2023 Winter Reset Bahamas Waves of Change Voyage will depart Key West mid- January.

Each voyage will carry 10+tons of Disaster Relief Supplies to Nassau, for distribution throughout The Bahamas, and cargo pick will be scheduled in Miami, Key West, and other sponsored ports of call.

Youth Cultural Exchange & Leadership Programs, including Young Seafarers Academy Educational Sail Training and Intro to Maritime Heritage offered during Bahamas Reset Waves of Change Ambassador Visits to Bimini, New Providence, Eleuthera and Stainel Cay.

Flagship WOLF Preservation Society is a program of WHALE Center’s Waves of Change, and is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, registered in FL, NY & UT. EIN # 31-1779048

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UCC WHALE Center is an educational and interfaith organization. WHALE Center is a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 organization, authorized to operate in Florida, Utah, and New York. Donations are tax deductible, to the fullest extent the law allows.

The WHALE Center is a credentialed Civil Society NGO with the United Nations Environment Programme and is a recognized United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate. WHALE Center is also an organization in special consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council since 2019.


WHALE Center facilitates healing with individuals, families, organizations, communities, and the Earth in cooperation with others. WHALE Center assists individuals in developing as leaders from the inside out and assists organizations in creating cultures supporting new styles of leadership to achieve Breakthrough Performance.

Whether it is assisting organizations and communities to become more sustainable through the Blue Community programs, protecting our coastal and marine environments through Waves of Change, international initiatives through Global Healing, protect the oceans such as the Waves of Change campaign, the WHALE Center is making a difference in the world.

WHALE Center’s scope of programs includes consultation in developing sustainable communities, in Leadership and Cultural Change, Wellness, Environmental Education and Youth Programs.


Waves of Change is a program administered by the WHALE Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are eligible to be fully tax-deductible, to the fullest extent the law allows. Your donation on your credit card will show up as a charge to the WHALE Center. We very much appreciate your support.

The Waves of Change campaign is a program of the WHALE Center It is endorsed by the International Ocean Institute. Dr. Noel Brown, President & CEO of Friends of the United Nations serves as the campaign’s Director General and Dr. David W. Randle, President & CEO of the WHALE Center serves as the campaign's Managing Director. Administration of the program is through the WHALE Center.


The Waves of Change Blue Community program is an opportunity for coastal communities to declare their own work to protect the oceans and promote ocean sustainability.

The oceans are under increasing threats from pollution, overfishing, impacts of climate change including coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and increased storm intensity.

The Waves of Change campaign is responding to these issues with ocean clean-up programs, improving ocean literacy, supporting ocean champions, ecosystems restoration, and programs to adapt & mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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