(February 24, 2022) – FORT MYERS, FL Ten employees from Luminary Hotel & Co. volunteered their time today to pack boxes at the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. In under three hours, the Luminary team, along with food bank staff packed 1000 boxes of non-perishable foods into kits that will be distributed to the food insecure in Lee County.
Each month, the Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds over 250,000 working families, children and seniors in Southwest Florida. Powered by community volunteers, tasks include sorting donations, packing food kit boxes, and distributing food at mobile pantries.
Luminary Hotel & Co. has a commitment to support our community and the organizations which serve it through the donation of hours of labor each month. Besides the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Luminary Hotel & Co. also volunteers at the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services in Fort Myers.
About Luminary Hotel & Co.
On Sept.23, 2020, the waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. opened its doors, soaring 12 stories above downtown Fort Myers, Florida, as the area’s first hotel in the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International. More than a hotel, the AAA Four Diamond Luminary is a hub of excitement and discovery – a focal point where locals and travelers tap into the collective energy of a city, and a story, begun by a brilliant cast of audacious local luminaries. The 243-room boutique hotel is home to the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Lobby Bar; Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge; Ella Mae's Diner; Oxbow Bar & Grill; Dean Street Coffee Roaster & Retail; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility; and a spacious pool area on the fourth floor featuring an event deck overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. Luminary offers 10,000 square feet of adaptable indoor and outdoor function space ideal for a variety of events and meetings and is adjacent to the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The hotel also offers convenient access to the new Caloosa Sound Amphitheater located on the Caloosahatchee and scheduled to open in early 2022. LuminaryHotel.com
About Harry Chapin Food Bank
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief nonprofit and the only Feeding American member in Southwest Florida. 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. The Harry Chapin Food Bank fosters a culture to humanize, communicate, have fun, and belief in the problem of hunger and ways to solve it. We put a human face on hunger to help the community understand who is hungry and why. By humanizing food insecurity, we help overcome stereotypes. We are all interconnected in the fight to end hunger. Food bank staff members are also ambassadors for the food bank and its mission. Our job is to inform, educate, raise funds and advocate. We work hard to make a difference and have fun while doing it. We believe that there is a hunger problem in our community and that it takes hard work, commitment and teamwork to solve it. We believe that we make a positive difference. HarryChapinFoodBank.org