Produced by Ryan McLaughlin
Be A Part Of The Solution
Throughout our research, we’ve seen what small businesses, restaurants, communities and other programs can do to decrease food insecurity in America. In Philadelphia, we found that Philabundance and The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger are two great programs actively working to decrease the hungry population in the city and surrounding areas. Overall, feedingamerica.org has great information and resources for anybody in the U.S. who is looking to learn more or get involved in being a part of the solution.
One of the biggest ways to give back on an individual level regarding this issue is to be educated about the problem. We learned that hunger and food insecurity is a lot more present in our country than we originally thought. We hope that all of the information on this website educates you and inspires you the way it did for us.
Volunteering at a food bank is a wonderful way to give back to those in need. The Feeding America website also has a page where you can find food banks in your area. Volunteering and giving back can be life changing for those in need.
Decrease food waste by making a grocery list (and sticking to it) when you go food shopping. This will help you buy only what you need and will use. Know your facts about grocery store sell-by and use-by dates. These are different dates than when a product actually expires. The dates that are written are often the manufacturer’s estimate for when a food will no longer be at peak. The only product for which a date is federally regulated is baby formula. Most foods last a good one to two weeks past their date. The EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy has fantastic information about diverting and decreasing the amount of food going to landfills.
Change starts with action. Thank you for looking at our site and choosing to be a part of the solution.
If you want to get involved or get more information with any of the organizations mentioned on this site, please click below:
Camp Out For Hunger: Every year, The Preston & Steve Show, from 93.3 WMMR, organize a Camp Out for Hunger taking place in Philadelphia, PA. Over the course of these five days, monetary donations and food donations are collected. All of these donations support Philabundance.
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank: Largest non-profit food distribution organization in central Pennsylvania.
Chosen 300: Distributes meals and services to the homeless population throughout the Philadelphia region.
City Team: Provides hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to Philadelphia’s homeless population; connect with low-income families that are in need of an emergency food box to help stretch their income at the end of the month.
Drexel Food Lab: Interdisciplinary research group that aims to solve real-world problems in the areas of recipe development, product development and product ideation.
Feeding America: The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger: Connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.
No Kid Hungry: Connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
Philabundance: The largest food bank and hunger-relief organization in the Delaware Valley, working with over 600 agencies to give back to their neighbors in need.
The Enterprise Center: Provides access to capital, building capacity, business education and economic development opportunities to high-potential, minority entrepreneurs.
1,000 Days: Promote targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and young children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age two.