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Philabundance’s Edgewater Park Fresh For All Site Needs Volunteers

Volunteers needed to help distribute produce to families in need

Philadelphia, Pa – February 28, 2013 – The Philabundance Fresh For All (FFA) site in Edgewater Park serves 170 households per week and is in need of volunteers to help operate the site. The site is located at The Abundant Life Fellowship, 4151 Rte. 130 S, Edgewater Park, NJ and distributes food every Tuesday. Volunteers are needed from 1 pm- 3 pm. For more information on volunteering, email volunteers@philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

Fresh For All is like a traveling farmers market that provides fresh fruits and vegetables directly to neighbors in need in areas with limited access to affordable produce. The Edgewater Park site distributes 3500 pounds of food each week and more than 805,000 pounds of food since November 2008.

“Fresh For All has proven to be a program that the community really needs and relies on and that is exactly why it was created,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director of Philabundance. “In fact, this site in Edgewater Park is registering about seven new households each week. We need to make sure it continues to run smoothly with the help of reliable volunteers, especially since we do not see the need for Fresh For All going away anytime soon.”

Though times vary by location, each distribution requires 2 hours and 10-15 volunteers. For information on volunteering or partnering with Philabundance to adopt an FFA site, call 215-339-0900 or visit www.philabundance.org/FreshForAll.

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 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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