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MANNA and Philabundance Partner to Provide Special Pies to Neighbors in Need

MANNA donates 2,100 pies to Philabundance for those who otherwise could not afford this treat

Philadelphia, Pa.- January 25, 2012- Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization and MANNA, the regions only provider of nutritional support for individuals battling life-threatening illnesses, are partnering to treat families in need to pies.

During an event on Tuesday, MANNA donated 2,100 of their famous pies to Philabundance to distribute to families in need who would otherwise not be able to afford dessert. This donation is one of many future collaborations between the two hunger relief organizations.

“It has been brutal out there for nonprofits over the past few years and meeting the mounting need is putting a strain on all of our resources,” said Bill Clark president and executive director of Philabundance. “Partnering with MANNA is truly a critical collaboration. This partnership helps us both meet our goals of elevating hunger in the Delaware Valley.”

“We are so excited to announce that our Pie in the Sky Fundraiser raised over $220,000 for MANNA’s mission of improving health and delivering nourishment to people with life-threatening illnesses,” said Richard Keaveney, MANNA’s CEO.  “Not only did the pies help raise essential funds, but we are able to do even more good with the 2,100 pies we are donating to Philabundance, who will give them to people in need.  As a nonprofit organization, we are thrilled to be able to contribute to another great nonprofit this winter.”

Non-profits around the region are feeling the lingering effects of the recession and it is making it more difficult to meet the mounting need. With less overall funds being raised and the 2012 fundraising outlook shaky, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, nonprofits are working together more and more to share resources to meet the mounting need.  MANNA and Philabundance are pursuing additional opportunities to partner.

Philabundance has a history of collaborating with other anti-hunger organizations to make a greater impact in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance recently launched a project with the North Penn Nutrition Coalition and Clemens Food Group to provide six Montgomery County food pantries with frozen and refrigerated foods such as protein products that are vital for a healthy diet.

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