Phils, Halladay to support Philabundance

By Marc Narducci
Inquirer Staff Reporter

Bill Clark, the president and executive director of Philabundance, the area’s largest hunger relief organization, estimates that 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley are at-risk of hunger.

With that staggering statistic in mind, the Phillies and Citizens Bank announced a hunger relief initiative called Phans Feeding Families.

This initiative began on Thursday and will culminate during the Sunday July 31 Phillies home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with the aim to unite the Phillies community in support of hunger relief.

Citizens Bank Foundation is donating $133,000 to provide hunger relief and nutrition assistance in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Of that total, $50,000 will support Philabundance.

As part of the initiative, Phillies Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has taped public service announcements.

“We enjoy tremendous visibility and we should use it to pass on the good work of others in the community,” Phillies president David Montgomery said following a press conference at Citizens Bank Park before Thursday’s game with the Boston Fred Sox.

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