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Philabundance to Spread the Love to Hungry Neighbors This Valentine’s Day

Subaru will match jars of peanut butter / dollars donated through February 27 

Philadelphia, PA- February 9, 2015– Philabundance will Spread the Love to families facing hunger this Valentine’s Day by collecting 10,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly for neighbors struggling to feed their families during the cold winter months. Peanut butter is in high demand because it’s a great source of protein, it’s kid-friendly and highly nutritious — Peanuts contain more than 30 essential nutrients and are naturally cholesterol-free.

The community’s impact will be doubled thanks to lead sponsor Glanzmann Subaru, whichwill match donations jar for jar/dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, through February 27. Donations can be made online at www.philabundance.org/spreadthelove or by dropping off plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly at Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center at 3616 South Galloway Street, Philadelphia.

PHOTO OPP: On Friday, February 13 at 10:30 am, fourth graders from Bethany Christian School of Chester County will drop off jars of peanut butter and jelly that they collected as part of a school-wide service project. Glanzmann Subaru and Bethany will help officially kickoff Spread the Love at Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia.

“This year, the community’s contributions of peanut butter and jelly will go even further thanks to the support of Glanzmann Subaru,” said Mark Bender, interim executive director of Philabundance. “This campaign is incredibly important because hunger is an issue 365 days a year — and especially in the winter when many families have to make a tough decision about whether to heat or eat.”

 Other community businesses are “spreading the love” as follows:

–          Food- and fund-raisers at participating community businesses, including Cuba Libre, Earth Bread + Brewery, MilkBoy Philly, South Philly Tap Room, Suppa and Tattooed Mom. Visit the Spread the Love event page at Facebook.com/Philabundance for details of each event.

–          Food For Thoughts Cards will donate a percentage of sales to Philabundance for all cards purchased online in the month of February.

–          Our partner, Giant Foods, is donating more than 3,000 jars of their Giant brand creamy peanut butter.

–          PB & Jams, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer, has pledged to donate 100 jars of peanut butter for families in need.

For more information about participating in the Spread the Love visit www.philabundance.org/spreadthelove.

For press interested in attending the Spread the Love kick-off event with on Friday, February 13, please contact Stefanie Arck at sarck@philabundance.org or 215-339-0900 x1503.

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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 neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 72,000 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 2013, Philabundance distributed nearly 30 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).

About Glanzmann Subaru

Glanzmann Subaru, located in Jenkintown PA, is the Philadelphia area’s Premier Subaru Retailer. Glanzmann has been in business for over 40 years and their number one goal is customer satisfaction, both at the time of sale and throughout ownership. It promises a fun, easy, no pressure sales experience and a quick and convenient service experience.

About MORE 101.1 FM

WBEB 101.1 FM is an adult contemporary radio station broadcasting in the Philadelphia market. Founded in 1963 by David Kurtz and Jerry Lee, WBEB is credited with many industry firsts and has enjoyed consistent Top 10 ratings for decades. The station is currently owned and operated by Jerry Lee. It remains the only stand-alone, major market FM radio station in the country.

 

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