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Ardmore Donates Nearly 500 Pounds of Peanut Butter and Jelly

Volunteers gave to the area’s families in need

Over 480 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were donated to food shelters in the area last Saturday at Philabundance’s food drive in Ardmore.

Partnering with Shoprite and Mix 106.1, Philabundance hosted the second annual “Spread the Love” event at Suburban Square on Feb. 12. Attendees were asked to bring jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to the area’s food shelters. Philabundance estimates that over 900,000 residents of the Delaware Valley are at risk for chronic hunger or malnutrition.

“This event was part of a larger campaign to Spread the Love for Valentine’s Day,” a Philabundance press release said after the event. “ShopRite has donated a jar of peanut butter or jelly for every person who “Liked” Philabundance on Facebook.

“Since the start of the campaign on January 31st, more than 4,600 people have liked Philabundance.”

“Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals,” according to the release.

“Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties, who serve approximately 65,000 people per week at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal.

“In 2009, Philabundance, distributed 17 million pounds of food in the Delaware Valley. For more information about Philabundance, call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org.”

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