In this season of plenty, it’s important to remember those who have so little. One in four people in the greater Philadelphia area struggles to put food on the table, according to the Coalition Against Hunger.
If you’re feeling generous this holiday season, here is a list of places that will gladly take your donations.
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Founded in 1996, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives.
Manna. MANNA is a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS.
Philabundence. Philabundance was created in 1984 with the belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. It integrated with the Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 , making it the region’s largest hunger-relief organization.
Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania serves Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties.
Share Food Program. The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE serves Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, metro New York and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Feeding America has a food bank locator, if you’d prefer to make a donation to a different organization.
Do you have a favorite food bank or soup kitchen that you support? Tell us about it in the comments below!