Food Drive 2017
How, When & Where
Purchase groceries at participating grocery stores (listed below) and leave them with the collection crew.
- Date: Saturday June 3rd
- Time: 9 am – 12 pm
- Locations: please contact Manny Mercer to find out which stores a participating
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 215-242-2055, ext. 24
Our greatest need is for the first three items. No glass containers, please. Be sure to check expiration dates.
- Canned low-fructose fruit
- Canned low-sodium vegetables
- Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or chili
- Canned beans or 1 lb. bag dried beans
- Canned potatoes
- Cold cereal
- Hot cereal
- Shelf-stable milk
- Olive and canola oil (plastic container)
- Herbs and spices (plastic container)
- Honey (plastic container)
Thank you for filling the shelves of your hungry neighbors in need!
A ministry of your local Episcopal Churches.
- For kids who rely on school meals, summer can be the hardest time of year.
- Hunger affects minority populations, 18% Black and 25% Latino, more than whites, 14%.
- Food insecure people are 30% more likely to be hospitalized and 2x as likely to require mental health services.
- 36% of children and 6% of seniors in are considered “food insecure.”
- 1 in 4 Philadelphians live at or below the poverty line, which the federal government defines as an annual income of $24,300 for a family of 4.
- Philadelphia’s poverty level is about 26%