When the school is out, many students miss out on a significant source of nutrition: school breakfast and lunch.
This holiday season, help out the less fortunate by donating to one of these area food banks.
If you are now one of the lucky ones whose power has NOT gone out, and you don’t need all that stuff, local food banks hope you’ll consider them.
High School students from the Philadelphia region went head-to-head over a two-week period to collect tons of food for the “Great Food Fight” to benefit Philabundance.
ShopRite is donating 100 cases of turkeys to two local food banks.
“So we’re seeing waves – where those food stamp benefits run out and people are coming to the cupboards at the end of the month,” Philabundance president Bill Clark says.
In this economy, local food banks are being pressed to the limit. On Wednesday a New Jersey official took time out to visit a rolling delivery unit.
Local food banks say they’re still waiting for $2 million in funding from the Delaware River Port Authority, approved by the agency more than a year and a half ago but subsequently put on hold.