Mac'n! Give Spotlight: Philabundance
1 in 5 people in Philadelphia face hunger
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, rescuing and distributing food to help feed those in need and advocating for policies that increase food access. Philabundance serves 90,000 low-income individuals each week who are at risk of hunger, 30% of whom are children and 16% are seniors. There are 750,000 individuals in the Delaware Valley who face hunger every day.
During the months of February and March 2019 we are contributing 3% of the Assortment of the Month Sales to Philabundance. We are kicking off our Mac'n! Give initiative by supporting this organization because they are helping families access food, and have great programs that are rooted in culinary education, economic development.
These are some of our favorite things happening at Philabundance and we hope that you will learn more about, share, and support!
- The Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is a 14-week culinary vocational training program which has been transforming the lives of low-income women and men since 2000. P CK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them to work in commercial kitchens, another focus of the curriculum is on life skills, which helps students not just secure a job but a second chance at life.
- Fresh Food For All! A weekly farmer's market hosted in 15 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Neighbors do not need to qualify to participate, and using the market doesn't affect benefits. In 2016, almost 1.6 million pounds of fresh, free produce was distributed at eleven locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
- Programs for Kids, a kids program that we love is the MobilePantry provides an experience similar to shopping at a farmers’ market or grocery store, but all items are free to participants, and help encourage healthy eating by providing fresh produce, and other items, such as protein, dairy and grocery products.
For more information or to contact Philabundance, please visit their website.