FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Resolve to Give Back or get Help and Join the Fight Against Hunger in 2019
Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2019— For nearly 35 years, Philabundance has fought hunger across the Delaware Valley, feeding more than 700,000 children, seniors and families annually with the mission of driving hunger from our communities today and ending hunger forever. In 2019, the hunger relief organization is offering even more way to get involved or get food.
Get Help: Of the 90,000 people a week Philabundance serves, 30 percent are children and hunger does not vanish once a child turns 18. Through the support of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation, Joy in Childhood Foundation and other generous donors, Philabundance has partnered with area high schools and colleges opening free public produce distributions at the following locations:
Give Help: Philabundance’s Grocers Against Hunger (GAH) program connects local grocery retailers with Philabundance agencies in their area to help feed their communities. Last year GAH brought in 9.9 million pounds from 298 grocery stores, and now the public can help make an impact with the program, too. Philabundance is looking for volunteer drivers to pick up donated items from area GAH partners and take them directly to local Philabundance agencies. Rescue food and fight hunger in your own backyard by learning more about GAH and signing up to be a volunteer driver.
For those planning an event in the New Year, Philabundance Community Kitchen now offers catering. PCKatering is a new social enterprise launched by the 14-week culinary arts and job training program, providing professionally-prepared food with proceeds benefitting students, graduates and our neighbors in need. From corporate meetings and receptions to community events and parties, you can order catering with a cause.
Looking to host a food drive this year? Instead of the traditional canned good collection, try hosting a virtual food drive. This new option allows the public to set up a donation page, share it online and make monetary donations that allow Philabundance to buy both perishable and non-perishable food. Items like meat, dairy and produce are often too expensive for clients to buy, but through a virtual food drive Philabundance can stretch the donated dollar further, providing quality food to more people in need.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs or how you can support Philabundance, please contact Samantha Retamar, Communications Coordinator at Philabundance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-339-0900 x 1501 or visit www.philabundance.org.