Blog Category: Volunteer

Volunteering to help end hunger in the Philadelphia region
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The Value of Volunteerism

If anything can be said about the past two years, it’s that Philadelphians have come together to rise above the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the hard-fought, intense struggles we’ve faced, we’ve seen thousands upon thousands of selfless individuals put their own challenges aside to volunteer their time to help

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A Virtual Round of Applause to Our Volunteers

Please join us for a special assembly with CEO Loree D. Jones in celebration of National Volunteer Week! This is a live event to thank volunteers for their dedication to ending hunger, celebrate accomplishments over the past year and get excited about what’s the come. Speakers include Loree D. Jones

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alyce Spence

  National Volunteer month celebrates the impact of volunteer service at Philabundance and spotlights some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.   If you have ever made the drive west from Philadelphia on Lancaster Avenue, you have likely observed the diverse expanse that is the Main Line.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dan and Carol Cummings

  National Volunteer Week celebrates the impact of volunteer service at Philabundance and spotlights some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.   1. Please tell me about your role as a volunteer with Philabundance. What do you do? We both worked at the relief center and Produce

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tevin Coleman

  National Volunteer Week celebrates the impact of volunteer service at Philabundance and spotlights some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.   1. Please tell us about your role as a volunteer with Philabundance. What do you do? I have taken on creating Senior boxes for the

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Pauciello

  National Volunteer Week celebrates the impact of volunteer service at Philabundance and spotlights some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.   1. Tell me about your role as a volunteer with Philabundance. What do you do? When I first came to Philabundance, I started working at

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Muir

  National Volunteer Week celebrates the impact of volunteer service at Philabundance and spotlights some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.   1. Please tell us about your role as a volunteer with Philabundance. What do you do? I started after COVID. I have been working in

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National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, an occasion to recognize and promote volunteerism. Next week (April 18-24) is National Volunteer Week, and we’ll celebrate the impact of volunteer service and spotlight some of our most dedicated volunteers over the last year.     The work of Philabundance would not be possible

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A Call to Action

As Litty Paolone approached retirement in 2020, she knew she wanted to put her newfound time to good use. What she didn’t realize was just how much time she’d have. Litty, an employee of the city of Philadelphia, was out of work for nearly three months, and began working with

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Donor Stories

Epsteins Let Passions Fuel Hunger Relief

In his business ventures, his philanthropic interests — and even his hobbies — Gene Epstein’s passion is undeniable. But, above all else, it’s his desire to help others that provides him the greatest sense of purpose. “I’ve always believed it’s imperative to do whatever you can to help others,” says

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“All I want is to hear my husband’s name on the radio.”

What started as a spur–of–the–moment call for Pam Davis to honor her late husband has turned into an ongoing relationship with Philabundance.   Pam’s husband of 26 years, Chip, passed away in May 2009. Just before Christmas that year she wondered how she could make the holiday a little easier

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An Ambassador for Hunger Relief

Carol Williamson has volunteered with Philabundance for several years, so becoming part of the Philabundance Ambassador program was a natural next step.   “I talk about Philabundance frequently in social settings, so becoming an ‘official’ ambassador seemed like a good fit,” Carol says.   By participating in the program, Carol

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A Student Gives Back

During the spring of 2017, Devon Jennings worked her first volunteer shift at our Hunger Relief Center — and she was hooked. She’s logged more than 200 hours since! Devon has given time packing food, sorting through donations, assembling senior boxes and helping with produce recovery. She says she’s loved

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Want Not, Waste Not!

By Christopher Luebbe, Volunteer Coordinator   Working for an anti-hunger organization, it’s easy to forget that not everyone knows that 40% of the food produced in the U.S. ends up in landfills. We’d love to see it instead provide nourishment to children so they can learn and play and grow,

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Annette’s Doing Right on Behalf of Her Neighbors

Annette comes by her generosity honestly. She remembers how her parents would welcome neighbors into their home to share food — no one thought they would ever go hungry. These days, Annette’s continuing her family’s legacy of generosity as a dedicated Philabundance volunteer. She came for her first shift in 2011

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Donor Stories

Rescuing Food with Susan Dinneen

Food has almost always played a significant role in Susan Dinneen’s life. For most of her career, she’s been a professional caterer with a passion for helping those without the means to buy food. It was only a matter of time before she joined Philabundance as a volunteer.   Like

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Christopher Luebbe, Volunteer Coordinator   We are still in the dead of winter.  When the temperature dips below freezing, some of our neighbors are literally left out in the cold; struggling to get by, looking for a warm jacket and making difficult decisions like paying for heat or for food.

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4 Ways To Help The Hungry This Holiday

Many people are busy this time of year trying to figure out when they can fit in holiday gift shopping. Many people Philabundance serves are trying to figure out if they can do any holiday gift shopping, or if they will even be able to go holiday food shopping.  

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Philabundance to the Rescue!

By Christopher Luebbe, Volunteer Coordinator   Imagine a football field.  Now imagine 14 of them end-to-end, filled with produce from all over the world: local apples to Jersey Sweet Corn, citrus from California and Florida, pomegranates from Chile, persimmons from Israel and all kinds of other exotic produce from Africa

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