Grant in the Spotlight: Philabundance

The Wyss Foundation is excited to continue to support the vital work of Philabundance and all it does to alleviate hunger in the Delaware Valley region.

 Philabundance serves 90,000 people each week, one third of whom are children and 16% of whom are seniors. It distributes about 26 million pounds of food through a network of 350 social service agencies.  It also runs the Philabundance Community Kitchen, a culinary arts and life skills training program for low-income adults in North Philadelphia. In addition to training people for living wage jobs, students also help prepare meals for the surrounding community.

 “Alleviating hunger is a challenge we must all support and we are proud to continue our work with Philabundance.  It not only provides needed nutrition for the Delaware Valley region, it also helps transform lives by teaching cooking and life skills,” Molly McUsic, President of the Wyss Foundation.

 “We’re grateful to the Wyss Foundation for its operating support,” said Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance. “Hunger is a crisis in our area impacting more than 700,000 people; and making Philadelphia the hungriest major city in our county with one in five people defined as food insecure.  We couldn’t help feed those in need without partners like them.”

 

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About the Wyss Foundation - The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land.

 About Philabundance – Founded 35 years ago, Philabundance is the region’s largest anti-hunger organization. Working across nine counties and partnering with 350 agencies, it seeks to drive hunger from our communities. It does this in two ways, by relieving hunger now, through direct distribution of food to 90,000 people each week. Philabundance also seeks to address the root causes of hunger to end hunger for good through a series of collaborative partnerships that leverage Food Plus: Housing; Food Plus: Financial Literacy; Food Plus: Health Care; Food Plus: Education.

 

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