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Spread the Love with Philabundance and Subaru for Valentine’s Day

Subaru will donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly for every new “Like” Philabundance gets on Facebook

WebPhiladelphia, Pa- February 4, 2013– Spread the Love is back for the fourth year and Philabundance needs community wide support to help collect as much peanut butter and jelly as possible from February 5th through February 15th. Peanut butter is in high demand by the community in need because it is kid-friendly and has high nutritional value. Peanuts contain more than 30 essential nutrients and are naturally cholesterol-free.

 Subaru will donate one jar of peanut butter or jelly to Philabundance for every “Like” Philabundance gets on Facebook from February 5th through February 15th. Philabundance is also giving away a $500 airline voucher within the continental US from US Airways or a 7-night stay at a Caribbean resort through Elite Island Resorts.

Enter to win these prizes by:
– Commenting on the Spread the Love post written by Chef Nathan Volz of 10 Arts Bistro and Lounge with your favorite PB&J recipe on Philabundance’s blog. Nathan Volz, Chef de Cuisine of 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is a regular contributor to the Philabundance blog.
– Posting a photo of you with your PB&J sandwich on Philabundance’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/Philabundance.
– Making a donation online. Online donations can be made at www.philabundance.org/SpreadTheLove.

The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school but believe it or not, many families in the Delaware Valley can’t afford this nutritious source of protein for their children. Philabundance is experiencing a 29 percent increase in need over the last year and a 98 percent increase in need over the last three years which is why this is more important now than ever before. 

“Subaru is proud to partner with Philabundance for the Spread the Love campaign and with community-wide support, we are more than happy to provide much needed, nutritious peanut butter and jelly to children and their families,” said Matt Ritter, director of the Philadelphia zone office for Subaru. “Our commitment to supporting organizations like Philabundance that make a lasting impact in our communities is essential to our mantra Share the Love.”

“The Spread the Love campaign is a critical food drive for Philabundance because it is one of our main sources of peanut butter, a high protein, nutritious food that is in high demand by the community in need,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director of Philabundance. “Spread the Love, made possible by the generous support of Subaru, is such a simple way for the community to get involved and it will really make a lasting impact in the fight against hunger.”

Spread the Love food drive is not possible without the help of our partners, Subaru, US Airways, B101 Philadelphia and Elite Island Resorts.

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

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 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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