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PORTFOLIO: SEPTA riders increase food donations

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Philabundance’s shelves are well-stocked thanks to the generosity of SEPTA customers and employees who contributed 19 tons of food during the authority’s fourth annual “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive.

The 2012 total is up from 17.8 tons of food collected last year.

The food donated by SEPTA customers and employees will provide more than 37,900 meals for families and children in need.

During the three-week food drive, held June 4-22, SEPTA collected donations of canned and boxed goods at 45 designated stations throughout the transit system. A specially wrapped “Stop Hunger at Your Station” SEPTA bus toured the region throughout the food drive, collecting items such as peanut butter, jelly, canned pasta and tuna. Monetary donations received during the food drive also counted toward SEPTA’s overall collection total.

Since 2009, SEPTA customers and employees have donated more than 65 tons of food to Philabundance, the largest hunger-relief organization in the Delaware Valley.

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