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Philabundance Asks Neighbors to Collect Coins in Lieu of Candy For Those In Need This Halloween

Pick up Scare Hunger supplies at the Paoli and Bryn Mawr ACME® Markets stores on Saturday, October 27

Philadelphia, Pa.- October 11, 2012– Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is asking families across the Delaware Valley to Scare Hunger out of our communities this Halloween and collect coins instead of candy to help families in need. For every 50 cents donated, Philabundance can provide one meal to a neighbor in need in the Delaware Valley. Electronic toolkits can be found on Philabundance’s website, www.philabundance.org/scarehunger. On Saturday, October 27, Philabundance volunteers will be on site at the Paoli and Bryn Mawr ACME Markets locations handing out Scare Hunger materials and information.

ACME 95.7 Ben FM and Philabundance will join together on October 27 between 10 am and 2 pm, to Scare Hunger from the Delaware Valley. Volunteers will be on site at two ACME locations with children’s activities, answering questions and handing out Scare Hunger collection bins and the Scare Hunger Toolkits at the Bryn Mawr ACME, 601 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010 and the Paoli ACME, 39 Leopard Rd, Paoli, Pa 19301. For more information and a tool kit, please visit www.philabundance.org/scarehunger.

Rising food and gas prices are straining many families in communities across the Delaware Valley. Philabundance has seen a 46% increase in people calling Philabundance’s Food Help Line for help compared to this time last year. And, according to the Census Bureau there are more than 220,000 children in the Delaware Valley who live in poverty. Philabundance needs the support of neighbors in the Delaware Valley now, more than ever to meet this mounting need.

About Philabundance
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 direct service programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 65,000 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 2011, Philabundance distributed 21 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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