Letter From Glenn – Holiday 2019

Dear Friends,

If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of happy memories connected with holidays. Maybe your traditions include reminiscing over well-worn boxes of decorations, wrapping presents for those you love or even watching classic holiday movies.

But can you imagine a holiday celebration without a table full of food to share with those you love?

That’s the reality hundreds of thousands of your neighbors face this holiday season. Many are living paycheck to paycheck, making hard choices between buying groceries and affording other expenses like rent, bills and medicine.

Your willingness to help neighbors facing these struggles is what this holiday season is all about — and it’s making a significant difference. That’s why I’ve chosen a few stories to share with you in this winter edition of The Feed, about the real lives you’ve impacted in your community.

Through your generous gifts, senior neighbors like Gwendolyn (page 7) can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables and all the health benefits they bring her. Your generous support is a reminder to your neighbors that someone cares.

And during this special season of sharing, countless more children, families and seniors are thriving because you care enough to give. You truly help brighten the holidays for those struggling with hunger.

On behalf of the Philabundance team and all those we serve together with you, thank you for your compassion during this season of sharing. I look forward to partnering with you in the new year!


Happy Holidays,



Glenn Bergman
Executive Director

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