The 2020 holiday season looked a lot different for many in the Philadelphia region, including Philabundance. We are so grateful to our wonderful donors and friends in the community who came together — whether virtually or at safe distances – to ensure that the annual events we have come to rely on to stock our warehouses through the tough winter months were successful.
• Over 600 Porsche, Mopar, Tesla, Corvette and Jeep club members participated in a literal food drive. The Phil-A-Trunk drive-through donation event raised an astonishing 42,155 pounds of food and $22,325 for Philabundance!
• Despite major changes to the schedule of events in order to maintain social distance and keep all participants safe, the 93.3 WMMR Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger kicked of its 23rd annual event on November 16, 2020. By the end of the week-long event, monetary donations in excess of $1.7 million were collected and volunteers had logged over 200 hours unloading more than 2.5 million pounds of food from generous individuals, groups and businesses. Special thanks and congratulations to Business Challenge winners: Subaru, Comcast and Unilever.
• In what is usually an in-studio evening of generosity, the 2020 6abc Telethon raised nearly $63,000 to help drive hunger from our communities while maintaining social distance with Philabundance staff taking calls from the Galloway warehouse location. We are so grateful to 6abc for being able to adapt their annual telethon, food drive and hunger series to ensure everyone in our region remained informed about the increases in hunger and ways to help our neighbors in need. The six-part holiday hunger series can be found on our website. (Look for the 6ABC Holiday Hunger Series in the News section under “About Us” on the home page.)
• The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) conducted a fundraiser beginning in early November to benefit Philabundance. At an event on December 12, 2020 at the Navy Yard, the group gathered to donate more than 40,000 pounds of dry food product collected. Thank you NAAAP for being fantastic partners!
Photos courtesy of Chorus Photography