I hope your summer, so far, has been a time for relaxing, reenergizing, and reconnecting with family, friends, and the community.
While the adverse effects of COVID-19, inflation, and supply chain issues will be with us for a long time, I’m confident we are making strides. I find hope in seeing our community actively engaged in finding creative, innovative, and efficient solutions to the crisis facing our region.
Here at Philabundance, the past two and a half years have been a time for rethinking how we distribute nourishing food across our nine-county service area. Like so many organizations, we had to learn on the fly, adjust, and adapt to ensure we could meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
In this latest issue of The Feed, we detail how we identified a gaping need to provide families and children better access to nutritious food after school, over weekends, and throughout the summer months. Read on to see how new initiatives like Let’s Eat, the rollout of our own version of the highly successful Pass the Love program, educational outreach, and advocacy opportunities are all part of our plan to aid in the community’s recovery and growth.
We believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental right. Everyone deserves to eat, especially children. It’s that simple.
Thank you for supporting our mission with your time, advocacy, and generous donations. I wish you and your family a safe, peaceful, and fun remainder of the summer!
Loree D. Jones
Chief Executive Office