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WINK News, its viewers and local businesses marched past their goal at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 of providing 1 million meals to Southwest Florida families in need. However, with 10 more days left in the month, there’s still more that can be done. 

As of 1 p.m. Feb. 19, WINK News’ March to a Million Meals campaign has received donations that will provide 1,022,604 meals. 

“So thrilled with how the community has embraced March to a Million Meals with both arms,” WINK News Anchor Lois Thome said. “This is truly a community-wide effort.  Our donors have erased the stress so many people are feeling about feeding themselves and their families.” 

Every dollar raised equates to $2 in meals supported by Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Donating $6 feeds a family of four. 

The need continues, and every donation will continue to feed those who struggle to afford food in the community. More than a quarter million people locally rely on Harry Chapin Food Bank every month to help feed their families. 

“We have one in eight adults who don’t know where their next meal is coming from across our five-county footprint of Southwest Florida,” said Stuart Haniff, chief development officer for Harry Chapin Food Bank. “Even sadder, one in six children have to go to bed hungry.” 

Those interested can still donate to March to a Million Meals until March 1. 

After viewers donated more than $528,000 in February 2023, the total for this year’s campaign currently sits at $511,301 and counting. 

WINK News continues to welcome the Southwest Florida business community to stand united in the fight against hunger. 

Businesses participating in the March to a Million Meals campaign will not only contribute to a vital cause but will also gain recognition during WINK News broadcasts. This gesture of goodwill is an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the community. 

Businesses interested in contributing can call 239-479-5548 or email 

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