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Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need, in partnership with organizations and individuals.
HISTORY: Philabundance was founded as a nonprofit food distribution system in 1984, to reduce food waste and fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. In 2005, Philabundance integrated with the Philadelphia Food Bank to become the region's largest hunger relief organization. Today, Philabundance offers a full plate of services to Delaware Valley residents at risk of chronic hunger and malnutrition.
WHO WE SERVE: As the region's largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance delivers 9 counties across the Delaware Valley: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Western Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey.
We fulfill our mission by delivering our direct service programs, and through a network of almost 450 agencies across the Delaware Valley. Our member agencies include food cupboards, shelter or residential programs, social service agencies, emergency kitchens, and neighborhood distribution programs.
WHO IS IN NEED: Our services are vital to the region, as more than 900,000 low-income residents of the Delaware Valley are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition.
Of the population we serve, approximately 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens. The remaining recipients are parents, caregivers, and single adults, which include homeless, mentally ill, and disabled people, who receive support from nonprofit social service groups. Philabundance provides food to approximately 75,000 people per week.