PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands of Delaware Valley families are about to have a Happy Easter thanks to an annual food drive.
“Macaroni and cheese, brownie mix, mashed potatoes,” said Philabundance spokesperson Samantha Retamar.READ MORE: 'Can't Restart On A Dime': Opening Night Won't Happen Overnight For Philadelphia Theatre Company As Restrictions To Be Lifted
That’s what in store for needy families across the Tri-State area.
Philabundance, in conjunction with 70 area faith-based organizations from Montgomery, Bucks and Camden counties, joined 1,500 volunteers packing up those goods for Easter dinners.
“We serve about 90,000 people,” Retamar explains. “Within those 90,000 people the majority of the people we serve are the working class.”READ MORE: Federal Agents Descend On Hindu Temple In Robbinsville After Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking, Forced Labor
The Easter Outreach food drive is now in its eighth year and began with Liberti Church East distributing 100 meals. The goal then is the same now, feed the city’s hungriest families even if it’s just for one day.
“These churches have seen the need and they want to help and they’re doing a fantastic job,” she added.MORE NEWS: Maple Shade Volunteer Fire Department Unexpectedly Shut Down
And their job continues next Saturday when the second phase of the meal drive picks up. Cornish hens will be included in that delivery.