Happy Holidays, Philabundance Family!
I truly believe this time of year creates something special. Maybe it’s the traditions, the holiday meals, the promise of a new year—or maybe it’s just the opportunity to spend more time with those we love.
Unfortunately, we know that for many people in our service area, the holidays can be full of stress and uncertainty. Families worry they won’t have the resources for gifts or a holiday meal with loved ones. Many seniors are making impossible choices between food, medicine, and utility bills.
Thousands of our neighbors are still struggling to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and now soaring inflation. Job loss, reduced income, and emergency expenses have made the last couple of years difficult for everyone. We know families will continue to struggle for months, maybe even years to come.
At Philabundance, we believe the uncertainty of food should never be part of this equation– not during the holidays and not at any other time of the year.
Our programs and services are feeling the impact of inflation and supply chain issues as well. But because of you, we continue to provide vital services throughout our nine county service area. Your partnership helps ensure children don’t go to bed hungry, seniors don’t have to choose between food and medicine, and all our neighbors have the nutrition they need.
Programs like Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) and Retail Rescue that you’ll read about in this issue of The Feed! are made possible through the support of donors like you.
We are so grateful to have you as a part of the Philabundance family.
Wishing you a season filled with warm moments and cherished memories.
Loree D. Jones Brown
Chief Executive Officer