By Kim Glovas
WAYNE, Pa. (CBS) – The Upper Darby Food Bank got some unexpected help this past week after the word went out the food pantry shelves were bare.
Pamela Badolato, of Main Line Parent magazine, heard from a friend that a mother with six children has been turned away from the Upper Darby Food Bank earlier in the week. Badolato, who has four children of her own, says she decided to buy food and send it by PeaPod to the foodbank.
“I posted it on Facebook that that was what I was going to do, and people sending me money through PayPal, and I received over $1,300 in donations and sent food over to the food pantry.”
Badolato says she ordered basic needs like diapers, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, soap, shampoo, and more. She says half of the people who donated are people she knows, but the other half were total strangers. The magazine is holding a food drive this weekend to continue to fill the food pantry’s shelves.
The food drive is being held at Our Lady of Assumption Academy in Wayne and at the Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood from 1:30 to 3:30 on Saturday and Sunday.