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Hunger-Free PA to Stop in Philly July 17-18 during Statewide Road Show for Anti-Hunger Initiative


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MEDIA CONTACT: Sheila Christopher

E: sachristopher@pafoodbanks.org; M: 412-290-3045


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Hunger-Free PA to Make 2 Stops in Philadelphia on July 17-18 during Statewide Road Show for Anti-Hunger Initiative


PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia County (July 16, 2019) --- Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (HFPA), the state’s single largest provider of meals to older Pennsylvanians, is going on a road show to showcase the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP has been a centerpiece of efforts to improve the health of low-income elderly people by supplementing their diets with nutritious food packages. In Pennsylvania, 36,200 utilize CSFP and more than 3,800 seniors are on the waiting list at any given time. More than 10,100 seniors in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties and Philadelphia receive CSFP packages of nutritious USDA foods each month.


HFPA Executive Director Sheila Christopher and HFPA Assistant Director Thomas Dubs will visit Philabundance at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 and then the SHARE Food Program at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18 to inspect both of their programs and ensure compliance as part of its Federal Regulation §247.34 – Management Review. The visit also enables Hunger-Free Pennsylvania leaders to check in with local staff and recipients, share stories, ask questions, and review important guidelines for nutrition education, civil rights compliance, food storage practices, and financial management systems.


“These stops are the best way to support local programs in their fight against hunger and learn more about ways we can help in their community,” said Christopher, who has been an anti-hunger champion for 35 years. “With more 1.7 million Pennsylvanians facing food insecurity, this road trip cuts through the bureaucracy to make this system personal and effective.”


1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

Philabundance

3616 S. Galloway St., Philadelphia, PA 19148


10 a.m. Thursday, July 18

SHARE Food Program

2901 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129


ATTN. EDITORS: This is a media availability, not a formal news conference. Media coverage is still invited and welcome.


For more information about the tour, CLICK HERE or visit www.hungerfreepa.org.

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