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Philabundance Appeals to Delaware Valley Community to Help Provide Holiday Meals This Season

Annual Holiday Food Drive and Turkey Round-Up to Benefit Neighbors in Need

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 29, 2009 — Philabundance is preparing for the holiday season, a time filled with celebrations of abundance and joy and unfortunately a greater need for individuals and families struggling to get by in this tough economy.  Philabundance is appealing to the generosity of the Delaware Valley to help neighbors in need this holiday season by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Round-up on November 7th.

In order to provide nutritious holiday dinners, Philabundance has a goal to round up 1000 more turkeys to make up complete meals for families in need during the holidays. Individuals and organizations can either make a donation toward the purchase of protein-rich turkeys or bring frozen turkeys with the receipt to one of Philabundance’s two locations in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Philabundance
3616 South Galloway Street
Philadelphia, PA  19148

Philabundance
302 West Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA

“The recession and record unemployment has resulted in 30-35% increase in need for food assistance in the Delaware Valley,” says Bill Clark, Philabundance’s president and executive director. “We are looking to the community to help Philabundance provide holiday meals for people who are unable get the necessary fixings for a holiday meal.  We hope that the public will continue to support Philabundance through food drives, volunteering and financial donations because the need is growing every day, and not just during the holidays.”

Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance provides a full plate of services to close to 600 member agencies in 10 counties, who serve approximately 900,000 low income residents. Philabundance provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week, at an aggregate cost of less than 30 cents per meal. In 2008, Philabundance, distributed 17 million pounds of food in the Delaware Valley. For more information about Philabundance, call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org.

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