Philabundance is pleased to announce the generous donation of $250,000 from the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation.
The donation will allow Philabundance to provide hundreds of thousands of meals to those in need. “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and long-standing partnership,” says Loree Jones Brown, Philabundance CEO. With rising food and fuel costs, this donation helps make it possible for Philabundance to keep its fleet of trucks on the road, distributing produce, bread, dairy products, meat, non-perishable foods, and prepared meals to the communities that we serve. This will help the 1 in 5 people in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area who face hunger every day.
This donation comes as part of a long-term partnership with Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP, that has resulted in more than $2.8 million dollars toward Philabundance’s mission to drive hunger from our communities today while working to end hunger for good. For more than 13 years, the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation has generously provided financial support that goes toward the fuel needed for the Philabundance fleet of trucks, vans, and cars. “Both Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP have long-standing commitments to strengthen local communities, focusing on critical issues such as disaster relief, youth services, hunger and health, among others,” explained Chris Curia, Chairman of the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation. “We recognize that the work Philabundance does in its communities is critical to people’s livelihood because it affects everything from health to education to financial success.” “We at Sunoco are committed to distributing fuel to businesses and customers that need it around the country,” explained Joe Kim, President and CEO of Sunoco LP. “Thus, supporting Philabundance’s fuel needs to deliver vital food to people struggling in the community was a natural fit.”
Philabundance has a fleet of 18 trucks, 5 vans, and 8 other company vehicles which travel over 250,000 miles each year. The partnership and support of the Energy Transfer/Sunoco Foundation has enabled Philabundance to expand its ability to source food and provide emergency food assistance to more residents, including seniors and children.