Philabundance Delivers Supporters’ Paper Plates with Hunger Related Messages to Harrisburg
Philadelphia, Pa., September 25, 2012– Yesterday, Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, dropped off more than 2,750 paper plates with hunger related messages on them to Governor Corbett in Harrisburg.
In Honor of Hunger Action Month and Feeding America’s National “Paper Plate” campaign, Philabundance asked neighbors in the Delaware Valley to decorate and submit paper plates with messages about the importance of supporting programs that provide food to those in need and urge Pennsylvania policy makers to join Philabundance in the fight against hunger.
Deputy director of policy & planning, George Matysik, brought all 2,750 plates to Governor Corbett’s office in Harrisburg, demonstrating the support Delaware Valley residents have shown for advocacy around hunger relief. Matysik was joined in Harrisburg by advocates from across Pennsylvania to help raise awareness of growing hunger and food insecurity in every corner of the Commonwealth.
“The reality is that Philabundance alone can’t end hunger. It has to be a community-wide effort through partnership between non-profits, for-profits, government and the general public,” said Matysik. “We need everyone to declare that hunger will not be acceptable in the Delaware Valley and Pennsylvania. Today, we call on Governor Corbett to join us in our fight against hunger.”
For more information, or to get involved call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org. If you or someone you know is in need of food, call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).
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).