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Since 2006, Wawa associates have made and donated almost 70,000 Shorti hoagies to Philabundance on Wawa Hoagie Day, as part of its Welcome America celebration. Of the scores of hoagies employees craft at the National Constitution Center on Hoagie Day, nine thousand fresh turkey Shortis will go to Philabundance agency partners — nearly doubling its typical Hoagie Day donation for neighbors in need. This year, Shortis will be delivered to Cityteam Ministries in Chester and to Touch NJ in Camden, as well as to the following Philadelphia locations: Bebashi; Ready, Willing + Able; Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission; and Upper Room Baptist Church.


Wawa staff member helps load hoagies to Philabundance truck.


While the thousands of free, fresh Shortis are part of Wawa’s annual celebration of the Fourth of July and the fight for independence, Wawa helps fight hunger all year long. In Philabundance’s nine-county service area, 700,000 people are hungry; one in five Philadelphians doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, or whether they’ll have one at all.


Wawa staff assembling fresh Shortis


Wawa has supported Philabundance for almost 15 years, donating millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of pounds of food. Wawa’s support – on Hoagie Day and every day – has helped provide more than five million meals to kids and families in need, and for that, we’re grateful to Wawa, its associates and customers for helping us feed those in need.


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