We recently got word that our Walk Against Hunger team raised $2,065!!
Team Old First participants included Anna, Jackson, Trixie, Warren, Ibukun, Iyabo, Janet, Jonathan, Megan, Ruthanne Yiwola and Michael.
The Wellspring Food & Clothing Cupboard will receive 85% of that money to use towards purchasing food or other needed items. The total for the Cupboard is 1755.25!! That money is going to go a long way in feeding the homeless and disadvantaged men in our area, especially this year, as our Philabundance grant was a victim to state budget cuts.
Overall, the Walk+Run Against Hunger supports more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Together, they help hundreds of thousands of local families put food on their tables every day.
Like ours, most food pantries and soup kitchens are small programs run by volunteers. For many of them, the Walk+Run is the main way they raise funds to buy food, kitchen equipment and other necessities to help people who come to them for help.
The Walk+Run also benefits the region’s leading hunger-relief agencies, including the Coalition Against Hunger, The Food Trust, SHARE and Philabundance. Old First buys food at a discount for our ministries of service from Philabundance.
A HUGE THANKS to everyone who participated directly or indirectly during the Walk+Run Against Hunger in April. You are what keeps our ministry alive!