I first want to wish you a happy holiday season!
This is a wonderful time to reflect on the past year and imagine how we can make the world a better place. I cannot, however, imagine what it’s like for the many parents and seniors in our community who are struggling to afford to heat their homes, while also trying to feed themselves and their families.
Hunger is in every zip code, and it’s often a silent issue. We don’t always see the signs of starvation in our neighbors, but we know that 1 in 5 people in the Philadelphia area suffers from hunger.
The data we see and the stories we hear make it clear that we must continue to be vigilant in our mission to end hunger. So as we celebrate the holidays with loved ones, I ask for your continued support of that mission. For every dollar you donate, Philabundance is able to provide two meals for hungry children, seniors and families.
I was especially moved when I heard Candi and Isaac’s story – I think you will be, too. Please be sure to read the back cover so you can see just how meaningful your generosity and compassion really are. Their story is one that made me think “that could be any of us.”
I also ask that as you think about your year-end giving, you consider including Philabundance as part of your estate plans. This time of year is such an important reminder that Philabundance must continue its work so that generations to come will have enough to eat during the holidays, and all year long.
Thank you for reading this newsletter’s true stories of your neighbors in need who’ve received help, thanks to you. On behalf of the entire team at Philabundance, and all those we serve thanks to your generosity, thank you for your continued support!