Produced by Monica Rogozinski
Philabundance has just made it to 30 years of service and is now the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley serving up to 75,000 people a week. It all started with a single woman, Pamela Rainey Lawler, realizing the need for connecting people in need with food. She first would use her small station wagon but now Philabundance is run by ten trucks daily, 100 staff, thousands of volunteers and has 400 member agencies. In the midst ofmuch of service, they are taking serious initiatives to end hunger by getting at the core of the problem: poverty. A couple of those initiatives include the Philabundance Community Kitchen Program, a culinary arts vocational programgiving low to no income adults an opportunity to get a job in the food industry and reclaim a self sustainable life. Other initiatives include Grocers Against Hunger, Fresh for All, Kids Bites and Fair & Square.
Web Extra: Volunteering at Philabundance
Philabundance’s founder Pamela Rainey Lawler and public relations manager Lindsay Hughes talk about the volunteer program and how it creates a better sense of community.