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Philabundance to host a plethora of events

By TONY FIORIGLIO, The Times Herald

PHILADELPHIA — September is “Hunger Action Month” and Philabundance will host more than 30 different actions and events in the Delaware Valley to raise awareness and provide meals for families across the region under the banner of the “Fill a Plate, Give a Meal” campaign.

Nearly one in five Americans has struggled to be able to afford food in 2012 and nearly 900,000 in the area are at hunger risk, according to a release from Philabundance.

Some of the events that are being planned include the Second Annual Hunger Symposium to be held on Sept. 13 at The Hub at the Cira Center and the Hunger Strike Bike Tour, where Johnny Mac’s Chopper House will travel to various locations of Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks. As part of the tour, raffle tickets will also be available for $10 for a chance to win a custom motorcycle.

In addition to those events, PECO will also support the efforts of Philabundance by keeping its building lit up. Local celebrities, such as Preston and Steve from the Preston and Steve Morning Show on 93.3 WMMR and Tracy Davidson from NBC 10, will also be participating in events throughout the month.

Finally, Philabundance is holding a month-long “Paper Plate Advocacy Project,” where residence in the Delaware Valley are asked to send paper plates with hunger-related messages to Philabundance: Attention Philabundance Paper Plate Advocacy Project, 3616 South Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148. The plates will then be sent to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett.

A full schedule of events and information on how to contribute can be found at www.philabundance.org.

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