Share Food Program to Host Delaware County Food Drive, Calls for Community Support
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & Cooling||101 Waverly Ave, Morton, PA 19070|
|Rocky Run YMCA||1299 W Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063|
|Pinocchio’s Restaurant||131 E. Baltimore Ave, Media|
|Yo Crave Yogurt – Springfield||467 Baltimore Pk|
|So Fun Yogurt||315 E Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA 19087|
|Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz LLC||1400 N. Providence Road, Building 2, Suite 1040, Media PA 19063|
|Planet Fitness – Aston||4952 Pennell Road, Aston, PA, 19014|
|Planet Fitness – Broomall||2920 Springfield Road, Broomall, PA, 19008|
|Planet Fitness – Clifton Heights||5210 W Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights, PA, 19018|
|Planet Fitness – Drexel Hill||830 N Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA, 19026|
|Planet Fitness – Ridley Park||216 MacDade Boulevard, Ridley Township, PA, 19033|
|Planet Fitness – Springfield||400 S State Rd, Ste 200, Springfield, PA, 19064|
|Tint World||674 Baltimore Pk, Suite 2|
|What a Crock||4235 Edgmont Ave|
|Toscana Pizzaria||825 W Sproul Rd|
|All State Insurance||829 W Sproul Rd|
|Swarthmore College||500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA. 19081|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – The Shoppes at Brookhaven||4800 Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven, PA 19015|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Broomall||1973 Sproul Road, Suite 100, Broomall, PA 19008|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Eddystone Crossings Shopping Center||1558 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA 19022|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Brandywine Mills Shoppng Center||1751 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Quarry Center||116 West Township Line Road, Havertown, PA 19083|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Media||100 West State Street, Media, PA 19063|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Newtown Square||3741 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – Springfield||375 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064|
|Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union – WAWA||260 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063|
|Taylor Hospital||175 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park, PA 19078|
|Crozer Chester Medical Center||1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, PA 19013|
|Brinton Lake Out-patient Center||300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills, PA 19342|
|Broomall Out-patient Center||30 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 www.sharefoodprogram.org, or follow us on Facebook @sharefood and Twitter and Instagram @sharefoodphilly.