FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flyers Charities and Players Donate $250,000 to Feed Our Neighbors in Need Amidst COVID-19
Philadelphia, PA. — April 6, 2020 — Today, Philabundance announced that Flyers Charities will be donating $250,000 to fight hunger across the Delaware Valley. This donation will allow Philabundance, one of the area’s largest hunger relief organizations, to feed 160,000 people struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Prior to COVID-19, approximately 700,000 people across our nine-county service area went to bed at night not knowing where their next meal would come from,” said Sara Hertz, Chief Development Officer at Philabundance. “Several weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is steadily increasing. This generous donation will help us purchase shelf stable and perishable food items, providing meals for thousands of children, families and seniors in need. We are beyond grateful for this donation and appreciate the continued support of the Flyers organization.”
In addition to the donation, the Flyers have pledged to provide future in-person support at Philabundance distribution centers. As long-time community partners of the hunger relief organization, Flyers Charities and Comcast Spectacor have made numerous donations over the years and have also prioritized many of their company volunteer efforts to Philabundance, including visits to the South Philadelphia Hunger Relief Center for their annual day of service.
Last week, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Sixers Youth Foundation contributed $250,000 to Philabundance. With the Flyers gift, the sports teams of the Wells Fargo Center have donated $500,000 to help provide food to 320,000 people in the region.
Learn more about how you can support Philabundance during this critical time by contacting Samantha Retamar, Public Relations Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 954-243-7546 or by visiting Philabundance.org.
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, driving hunger from our communities today and ending hunger for good. In 2019, it distributed more than 26 million pounds through a network of 400 partners, and partnerships with hospitals, schools, libraries and other service providers. Philabundance serves more than 90,000 people each week, 30 percent of whom are children, 16 percent of whom are seniors, and other people served include college students, single parents and the working class. Give now or learn more at Philabundance.org.