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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Guest Post from Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine: “This is a Crisis that needs support NOW.”

October 26, 2012  by 

  Yesterday we released a difficult, yet urgent call to the public: Philabundance is currently experiencing a critical dry food shortage, and we need your help now more than ever as we try to meet the needs of this growing demand. The response was overwhelming as we received immediate donations from longtime and new supporters alike, ...

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FreshDirect Celebrates 1,000th Philadelphia Customer With $1,000 Donation to Philabundance

October 26, 2012  by 

FreshDirect Thanks Philadelphia for Successful Launch by Helping Philabundance End Critical Food Shortage PHILADELPHIA (October 26, 2012) – FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company celebrated reaching their 1,000th customer in Philadelphia on October 25.  In honor of FreshDirect’s 1,000th customer and as ...

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Philabundance Needs Help Meeting Increased Demand

October 25, 2012  by 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The region’s largest hunger relief organization says they are in dire need of food and they are asking for the public’s help. Marlo DelSordo, Philabundance spokeswoman, tells KYW Newsradio that they have been very busy over the past year. “Depending on the month, we have distributed 100,000-200,000 more pounds ...

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Philabundance Facing Dry Food Crisis, Asking For Community-wide Support

October 25, 2012  by 

Philabundance agency forced to close doors due to lack of food availability Philadelphia, Pa.- October 25, 2012- Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, is facing a critical dry food shortage that has resulted in cut backs in food distribution to   Philabundance’s network of community agencies and the Community Food ...

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Philabundance asks neighbors to collect coins in lieu of candy

October 25, 2012  by 

Rising food and gas prices are straining many families in communities across the Delaware Valley. Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, has seen a 46 percent increase in people calling Philabundance’s Food Help Line for help compared to this time last year. According to the Census Bureau there are more ...

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GIANT customers raise $700,000 to fight hunger in local communities

October 22, 2012  by 

Customers at GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets supported two major in-store efforts to fight hunger during September’s Hunger Action Month, donating $717,783. Through the grocers’ twice annual Bag Hunger in-store campaign, which ran September 2 – 15, customers had an opportunity to donate $1 at the checkout to ...

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Giving back, Oct. 14

October 22, 2012  by 

The Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania has donated more than $485,000 so far this year to youth education and wellness initiatives through its Committed to Local giving program. The Souderton company also has launched a financial literacy initiative that will help teach local high school students about important financial concepts through ...

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Procacci Brothers Donates Over A Half Million Pounds Of Fresh Produce

October 22, 2012  by 

Philadelphia, PA – Procacci Brothers Sales Corp donated over a half of million pounds of produce from October 2011 to September 2012 to Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization.  The donation is the largest amount of produce Procacci has donated in a year to date, up from 18,917 ...

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More Than 3,600 Campbell Employees Volunteer for “Make a Difference Week”

October 21, 2012  by 

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) employees will participate in the company’s annual week of service, “Make a Difference Week,” which consists of 90 volunteer projects across the U.S. and Canada. Approximately 3,600 employees, including three-quarters of the staff headquartered in Camden, will participate in activities to support Campbell’s commitment to measurably improving the health of young people. ...

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Scare Hunger with Philabundance at ACME Market!

October 18, 2012  by 

Saturday, October 27th This Halloween instead of candy, collect coins to help fight hunger! Join Philabundance at these ACME Market locations to enjoy face painting, childrens’  activities, and to pick up your Scare Hunger Collection Bins! When: Saturday, October 27th Time: 10am – 2pm Locations: Bryn Mawr ACME 601 W. Lancaster Ave. Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010 Paoli ACME 39 Leopard Rd. Paoli, ...

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