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Philabundance Takes Flight With the Help of Local Businesses and Wing Bowl Champion

Read this article in PhillyHappening.com.

Takeru Kobayasi, takes flight with his record setting performance at Philadelphias Annual Wing Bowl, a chicken wing eating contest, where he consumed 337 wings in 30 minutes. This well recognized world champion professional eater joined charitiable forces with Cherry Hill Imports’ Jon Alessandri to present a check for $3,370.00 to Philabundance representative Marlo Del Sordo at Tony Luke’s Cheeseteaks on Oregon Avenue.

Philadelphia restaurateur Tony Luke, Jr. of Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks added an additional $500.00 contribution to the regional food bank, which serves a total of nine counties in the Delaware Valley region.

Through Philabundance, each dollar donated funds two meals. This being a sizable contribution to the hungry living in our communities.

“I am fortunate to be able to eat for a living, and it’s a blessing I don’t take for granted,” said Kobayashi. “I have made it a personal mission to use my unique platform to help advance hunger-related causes in the various communities in which I compete.”

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 programsand a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundanceserves approximately 65,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger andmalnutrition. In 2010, Philabundance distributed 21 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

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