You’re truly an important partner in our work to drive hunger from our communities and end hunger for good.
And so far this year, you’ve helped us undertake new work to provide support for those in need in the Delaware Valley.
As our partner, you may already know that we have begun to pursue new collaborations with social service organizations to, collectively, provide food plus critical services, including education, financial literacy, health services, housing and/or job assistance , creating replicable models that end hunger and provide our clients stability and self-sufficiency.
Earlier this year, we were very busy providing additional food for furloughed federal government employees. Additionally, we started working with the Visiting Nurses Association to distribute food directly to patients in need, opened three new free produce distributions across our service area (now a total of 17 per week) and increased the number of free programs for kids at school.
Unfortunately, with school letting out for summer vacation soon, kids who normally have access to free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches at school will find themselves without these reliable meals.
More and more families will turn to Philabundance member agencies throughout the Delaware Valley for support. We know that we will see an increase in requests from agencies for healthy food as the summer begins.
We also know we couldn’t meet the increased need for healthy food for kids during the summer without the generous support of donors like you! Your investments in our programs mean so much to the children, families and seniors we serve each week.
On behalf of all those we serve together, thank you for being a partner!