As we enter the holiday season, my first at Philabundance, I can’t help but acknowledge what a difficult time the holidays can be for so many of our neighbors. The events of this year have placed a strain on so many individuals and families throughout our region, making it hard to celebrate as we all continue to feel the impact of an ongoing public health crisis and the resulting financial hardships.
During these troubling times, I’m encouraged by you—our generous friends and donors – and proud of what we accomplished this year. Together, we answered the call for additional assistance and relief, safely and efficiently providing more food to thousands of additional people who needed extra help across the Delaware Valley. From adding more food distribution sites and changing our operations to contactless pickup to ensuring the meals our children count on reached those who found themselves learning virtually, we delivered on our commitment to drive hunger from our communities.
In this issue of The Feed we’ve included stories that highlight our dedicated partners, donors, and volunteers. We hope these will reinforce the work we’re so proud of and you’ll find the stories of these remarkable people inspiring.
As we all look to the new year with anticipation, let us reflect on our collective impact on the lives of so many throughout our region—none of which would be possible without you.
Thank you for your support.
Loree D. Jones
Chief Executive Officer