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Kayla & Katie Are Hunger-Fighting Champions!

November 1, 2016  by Philabundance

Although she was just 9 years old, when Kayla first learned about hunger in her community, she knew she had to do something to help. She decided to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly at her school to donate to Philabundance. Kayla has continued the effort each year, and ...

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Top 5 Tips for Making Your Holiday Food Drive a Success

October 28, 2016  by Philabundance

While it may feel like it’s too soon to start dressing the turkey or decking the halls, it’s never too early to begin planning your holiday food drive! Read on for our top tips for making your efforts a success: Register, register, register! In order for us to help you ...

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Partnership with Urban Farm Helps Feed Those in Need

October 11, 2016  by Philabundance

Recently, Food Drive Coordinator Elizabeth went out into the field to meet with new Philabundance partners Novick Family Urban Farm and Grow Philly. Hear from her about how, together, we’re helping feed those in need: One of the reasons I love working for Philabundance is the deep roots we have in ...

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Hunger Heroes Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Ages!

September 30, 2016  by Philabundance

Hunger heroes come in all shapes and size – and ages! Take it from Kyseer Oliver, a 10-year-old who volunteers with his mom one night each month at our Hunger Relief Center, helping pack and sort food that goes to our neighbors in need. He loves volunteering… read on to ...

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American Airlines Helps Food Distribution Ideas Take Flight

September 27, 2016  by Philabundance

Written by Lindsey Ricker, Member Relations Assistant Manager Each year Feeding America, a network comprised of 200 food banks across the country, hosts several conferences focusing on different aspects of our industry. Food bankers gather to discuss best practices and strategies that will help us further our collective mission to end ...

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Vote to End Hunger in This Presidential Election

September 26, 2016  by Philabundance

“[Voting] is your responsibility. If you want a free country, you got to speak up. If you don’t speak up, how do the representatives and senators know what to do? It’s not just a responsibility, it’s a privilege. We have a lot of say and we don’t use it” –Margaret, ...

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Volunteer Says Ending Hunger Isn’t Just Right, It’s Necessary

September 13, 2016  by Philabundance

Growing up in Philadelphia, Annette remembers her parents always welcoming friends and family to share a meal in their home if they ever wanted or needed it. Her father, a construction worker and a man of very few words, would say, “you eat what we eat,” which meant they were ...

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Representative Donna Bullock Visits Philabundance Community Kitchen

September 8, 2016  by Philabundance

Standing in a hallway stacked with 28-ounce cans of yams and crushed tomatoes at Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), State Representative Donna Bullock, D-Phila., whose district is home to PCK, shared that at one point she was on the other side of a soup kitchen. PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of low-income adults ...

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KidsBites LunchBox Intern Reflects on Summer Experience with Philabundance

August 29, 2016  by Philabundance

KidsBites LunchBox Intern Kayla Schieber shares her experience supporting our communities this summer: On one of my first days a client said, “Bless you for being here” to me, which was something I never heard at any of my previous jobs. That was just the first of many examples of how ...

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Elected Officials Send Hunger Packing During Democratic National Convention

August 4, 2016  by Philabundance

“If our elected officials will support policies benefiting our most vulnerable populations—including children and seniors—the way they’re supporting our food distribution efforts today, perhaps we can find a collaborative solution to ending hunger,” said Philabundance Executive Director, Glenn Bergman. During the Democratic National Convention, Philabundance teamed up with Feeding America—an organization ...

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