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Press Release: Share Food Program announces emergency relief fund

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November 8, 2021
Written By: Jessica Bautista

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – In the wake of historic emergencies in and around the Philadelphia region in recent months, Share Food Program has created the Share Relief Fund, enabling and empowering the organization to quickly respond to the most urgent and unforeseen food needs of our neighbors when emergency strikes and hunger spikes.

The region has witnessed an onslaught of public health and refugee crises, environmental calamities, civil unrest, economic downturns, and humanitarian disasters, all requiring the swift response of the Share Food Program.

Share team members, volunteers, and longtime supporters have also seen what can be done, together, to face these challenges and feed more families, children, and seniors than ever—one million people each month.

“While we believe everyone deserves reliable, daily meals, we also know that isn’t the reality for hundreds of thousands of Philadelphia-area neighbors on a regular basis, let alone on the heels of a new emergency,” said George Matysik, executive director of Share Food Program.

“We need to take action every chance we have. And we need an innovative solution for every obstacle in the way of someone’s nourishment. I’d like to see us all rise to the challenges as they come, and this emergency fund is one of the ways others can step up to the plate with Share Food Program.”

There is no foolproof way to predict what and when a new emergency will arise, but the creation of the Share Relief Fund will enable the hunger-relief organization to act fast to provide adequate resources for those who need it most.

To donate to the Share Relief Fund, please visit:


About Share Food Program: 

Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating food insecurity in the Philadelphia region through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 450 community-based organizations across the region, Share Food Program is the largest-serving food bank in the Philadelphia region, and the largest independent food bank in the country.

For more information about Share Food Program, please visit, or connect with us on Twitter or Instagram at @ShareFoodPhilly.