On Monday, February 4, 2019 we packed and sorted 6,480 pounds of food at the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia! This brought our total packed and sorted since the creation of our volunteer program last year to over 14,000 pounds. We are so impressed by the hard work and effort this organization puts into serving communities across the Delaware Valley and are happy to contribute in any way we can.
Volunteering at Philabundance is easy! You can volunteer alone or with a group at a variety of locations across the Delaware Valley. Volunteers allow Philabundance to save over $1 million per year in labor costs which frees up the funds to go where they are needed most- to those in need. At the Hunger Relief Center, the OPS Gives Back team sorts and packs food donations to be distributed to food bank and agency partners.
Our OPS Gives Back volunteer program has become a great way to bring OPS staff from all parts of the organization together to give back to the communities we live and work in. One volunteer decided to join our group after his overnight concierge security shift! A big “Thank you!” is in order for his dedication. Huge plans are on the horizon for OPS Gives Back in 2019 and we look forward to growing the volunteer efforts and sharing them with everyone!
Philabundance is currently working on a great campaign called #SpreadTheLove. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day they are collecting donations for peanut butter to Spread the Love! Their goal is 40,000 jars of peanut butter which can provide 640,000 nutritious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to kids in need. Click the link above to read more and participate if you are interested!
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, seeking to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever. In 2018, it distributed more than 26 million pounds through a network of 350 member agencies, and partnerships with hospitals, schools, libraries and other service providers. Philabundance serves more than 90,000 people each week, 30 percent of whom are children, 16 percent of whom are seniors, and others served include college students, single parents and the working class. Give now or learn more at Philabundance.org.