Grocers Are Helping Fight Hunger
By Peter Key
Philadelphia Business Journal
As hunger-relief nonprofits go, Manna on Main Street is pretty fortunate.
The Lansdale organization is able to rely on food drives by local churches, civic groups and businesses to get most of what it needs for the 250 families served each month by its food pantry and the 16,000 meals served each year by its soup kitchen.
Like many similar nonprofits, it has had a problem getting perishable items, such as baked goods, fresh produce and meat.
A Philabundance program called Grocers Against Hunger is helping it solve that problem. Through the program, Manna on Main Street staffers and volunteers …