Philadelphia food bank distributes produce throughout East Coast

07/20/2009 03:10:14 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

“It was troubling to them because they were accruing a lot of product that didn’t meet their size or appearance standards and there wasn’t a way of managing all of that fruit that was going into a waste stream,” she said. “It was distressing for them to see that much good fruit going to waste even as they heard reports of a troubled economy and people struggling in their communities.”

Volunteers have also helped repack cider grade apples for fresh food distribution.

Philabundance, which plans to open the new operation by February, distributes fresh produce and other food to food banks throughout the East Coast including to New York, Long Island, Staten Island, Pittsburgh, Virginia and South Carolina.


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