Philly food bank hits lull in donations

05/05/2008 12:00:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

Philabundance recently opened four Fresh for All pilot sites in Camden County, Pa., Delaware County, Pa., Salem County, N.J. and Burlington County, N.J. Philabundance plans to open another site by the end of spring.

The Fresh for All program is Philabundance’s first effort to deliver food directly to people.

While most food banks deal in nonperishables, Philabundance began collecting leftover restaurant foods to donate to shelters in 1984.

Philabundance receives regular produce donations from Philadelphia produce terminal distributors.

The food recovery organization has a children’s hunger initiative, which tries to fight childhood hunger through providing higher nutrition food. The program delivers fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, heat and serve meals and snacks to low-income parents and their children.

Procacci Bros. Sales Corp., Al Finer Co., Pinto Bros. Inc., T.M. Kovacevich Philadelphia Inc., Hunter Bros. Inc., G&G Produce and Nardella Inc. have been among the biggest contributors to the program, DelSordo said.


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