It’s been about 10 years since Frank and Charlene Millheim joined the fight against hunger, but they still remember how their journey began. The couple was looking for a trustworthy local organization to support. When they learned about the impact they could make through Philabundance, they knew their search was over.

Although they’ve never personally experienced hunger, Frank and Charlene are passionate about helping to connect their hungry neighbors with the food they need.

When asked how he feels about hunger and food insecurity, Frank says, “I wouldn’t want it for myself and I wouldn’t want it for anyone else.”

Both he and Charlene care deeply about their community. Now retired from a career in systems engineering, Frank volunteers with SCORE, an organization that provides free mentoring services to small businesses. Charlene supports the local arts through singing and playing French horn in a community orchestra.

The two want their children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyone is able to meet their basic needs. They could think of no better way to share their legacy of caring for others than by donating part of their estate to Philabundance. For them, it feels wonderful to know that their family’s values will live on through these gifts.

“[We] might not know them, but [they’re] our neighbors”

“[We] might not know them, but [they’re] our neighbors,” Frank says of the people his and Charlene’s gifts will help in years to come.

We want to sincerely thank Frank and Charlene for choosing to support the work of Philabundance in driving hunger from our communities. With the help of committed friends like them, our neighbors will have the food they need — today and long into the future.