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Share Food Program to Host Delaware County Food Drive, Calls for Community Support

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January 31, 2023
Written By: Jessica Bautista

Beginning in March 2023, Share Food Program—the leading food hunger-relief provider in Delaware County—is collecting food donations to help feed families in the region.

The rate of hunger in Delaware County continues to rise, especially as the cost of food and overall inflation surges. That’s why Share Food Program is bolstering its efforts to feed as many vulnerable individuals as possible.

“We’re always looking for ways to remove the barriers between people and the nourishment they need; to really build food security in our communities. And we know we can make the biggest impact when the community chips in, too,” said Ellie Crowell, Share Food Program’s Delaware County Program Director.

Share Food Program has invited schools, libraries, grocery stores, restaurants, government and others to participate by hosting one or more 20-gallon collection barrels in easily-accessible areas. The organization would then redistribute to local pantries and families.

Through critical partnerships with 32 pantries and food sites in Delaware County, Share provides nearly 140,000 pounds of free food to folks each month. In the last year, the organization has witnessed a jump in the number of people turning to its pantries in all of the counties it serves—a 70 percent increase in Delaware County alone.

“There’s never a shortage of people to feed and ideas for how we can help, but we always need more food to get onto our neighbors’ tables,” said George Matysik, executive director of Share Food Program, noting that the organization has been working hard to offset a recent reduction in the amount of food it has been receiving.

Share’s distributed food comes from government partners, supermarkets, wholesalers, restaurants, farms, and food drives like this. 

Items most in need for the food drive include shelf-stable and canned goods, cooking oils and spices, food for special diets, coffee, tea, water, and non-food products like hygiene care items, paper products, diapers, PPE, and pet food.

This year’s DelCo Food Drive is one among various endeavors underway to fight hunger in the County. Share is currently renovating an 9,000-square-foot warehouse in Ridley Township that will operate as the region’s dedicated food bank.

Share Food Program is grateful to the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for their support in helping us connect with this year’s food drive participants.

If you’re interested in partnering with Share Food Program for its DelCo Food Drive, please fill out this form or contact Ellie Crowell at

Want to help end hunger another way? Community members are also encouraged to make a difference by volunteering or considering a meaningful donation today.

Participating Food Drive Locations

Oliver Heating & Cooling101 Waverly Ave, Morton, PA 19070
Rocky Run YMCA1299 W Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
Pinocchio’s Restaurant131 E. Baltimore Ave, Media
Yo Crave Yogurt – Springfield467 Baltimore Pk
So Fun Yogurt315 E Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA 19087
Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz LLC1400 N. Providence Road, Building 2, Suite 1040, Media PA 19063
Planet Fitness – Aston4952 Pennell Road, Aston, PA, 19014
Planet Fitness – Broomall2920 Springfield Road, Broomall, PA, 19008
Planet Fitness – Clifton Heights5210 W Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights, PA, 19018
Planet Fitness – Drexel Hill830 N Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA, 19026
Planet Fitness – Ridley Park216 MacDade Boulevard, Ridley Township, PA, 19033
Planet Fitness – Springfield400 S State Rd, Ste 200, Springfield, PA, 19064
Tint World674 Baltimore Pk, Suite 2
What a Crock4235 Edgmont Ave
Toscana Pizzaria825 W Sproul Rd
All State Insurance829 W Sproul Rd
Swarthmore College500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA. 19081
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – The Shoppes at Brookhaven4800 Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven, PA 19015
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Broomall1973 Sproul Road, Suite 100, Broomall, PA 19008
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Eddystone Crossings Shopping Center1558 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA 19022
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Brandywine Mills Shoppng Center1751 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Quarry Center116 West Township Line Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Media100 West State Street, Media, PA 19063
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Newtown Square3741 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Springfield375 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – WAWA260 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
Taylor Hospital175 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park, PA 19078
Crozer Chester Medical Center1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013
Brinton Lake Out-patient Center300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Broomall Out-patient Center30 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008


More about Share Food Program

Share Food Program is the leading hunger relief organization in Greater Philadelphia’s five-county region, working to eradicate food insecurity through food distribution, food rescue, urban agriculture, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and 400 community-based organizations and partner pantries, Share Food Program feeds hundreds of thousands of neighbors in need each month.

To learn more and get involved, visit, or follow us on Facebook @sharefood and Twitter and Instagram @sharefoodphilly.