Penndale Teacher Running Across PA to Support Philabundance
By Brian Bingaman
Read the original article on the The Reporter Online
Penndale Middle School German teacher Doug “Dutch” Moyer has run another extreme endurance run in hopes that you’ll “like” something on Facebook.
For every new Facebook like for Dunkin’ Donuts Philly through Dec. 31, a meal will be donated to Philabundance, a Delaware Valley regional hunger relief organization. Non-Facebook users can also participate by going to www.6abc.com and clicking the “Dunkin Philly Like Us on Facebook” icon at the top of the home page.
Moyer ran 350 miles along Route 30, from Pittsburgh to Philabundance’s Philadelphia headquarters, as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for the social media campaign to fight hunger.
“My goal is to raise awareness of the 65,000 people per week who rely on Philabundance for nutritious food. These are difficult times for folks,” Moyer said.
“Making a positive difference for those less fortunate this holiday season isn’t complicated. It’s just a click away,” he said.
Marlo DelSordo, Philabundance’s director of communications, said that the organization appreciates Moyer’s “pay it forward attitude.”
“It’s incredibly meaningful and incredibly inspiring,” she said.
Referring to the biblical account of a miraculous feeding of 5,000 people, Moyer said, “With today’s technology, with a click of a button we’re going to be able to feed thousands more.
“If (you) know a friend in need of food this holiday season, please call the Philabundance Food Help Line at (800) 319-3663. These people that we’re helping are going to be more productive when they aren’t worrying about their next meal,” said Moyer.
“In going down to the Philabundance headquarters and seeing the families in need, how grateful they were that somebody, a total stranger … cared enough to make a positive difference in their life. That has a ripple effect.”