Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SEPTA Food Drive

SEPTA is having a canned goods drive at many of their stations. You can donate through June 28th. Baseball fans can also donate at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, June 22nd, 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 23rd, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Philabundance Non-Perishable Donations - Down 20% From This Time Last Year. This year’s food drive is needed more than ever to keep up with the increasing demand for food assistance as the industry food donations are dropping.
• The summer is a time of leisure and vacation and people and the slow season for food drives. Summer is a crucial time for children (207,000 kids are at risk… 23% of the 900,000) who are particularly vulnerable to hunger in the summer because they aren’t receiving meals through the school meal programs.
• Due to a fresh produce shortage attributed to a harsh winter in the south,
Philabundance has been forced to substitute more dry goods, which has drained the inventory of donated non-perishable.

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