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Philabundance Announces Newest Board Chair and Members

Philadelphia, Pa – April 29, 2014– Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, today announced the newest additions to their Board of Directors. Murvin Lackey of Philadelphia, Senior Advisor to PRWT Services, Inc.’s  President, CEO and Chairman, is serving as Board Chair for 2014. Five new additions to the Board of Directors include Furrukh Munawar of West Chester, founding and Managing Partner Devon Hill Capital Partners; Tracy Davidson of Wynnewood, Anchor/Consumer Reporter, NBC10; Michael Eckhardt of Phoenixville, General Counsel and Secretary, Wawa, Inc.; Andrew Sandifer of Fort Washington, Vice President, Strategic Development, FMC Corporation; Jim Perkins of Spring City, President, Acme Markets.

“We are pleased to announce our newest additions to the Board,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director or Philabundance. “Murvin Lackey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Chair position. Furrukh Munawar, Tracy Davidson, Michael Eckhardt, Andrew Sandifer and Jim Perkins are all dedicated to Philabundance’s mission. Each of them brings an enormous amount of business knowledge, experience and talent to Philabundance that will help us continue to grow and serve the growing number of people affected by hunger in the Delaware Valley.”

Philabundance is currently experiencing a 23 percent increase in need compared to last year and a 143 percent increase in need over the last four years all while food donations are dropping. For more information on how to get involved in the fight against hunger, visit www.philabundance.org. For a complete list of Philabundance’s Board of Directors, please visit https://www.philabundance.org/about-us/leadership/board/.

Throughout 2014, Philabundance is commemorating their 30th anniversary of fighting hunger in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services through neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 72,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2013, Philabundance distributed nearly 30.1 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. Visit us on Facebook, Facebook.com/Philabundance and follow us on Twitter, Twitter.com/Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).

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