Hunger Fighters Network

The Coalition supports food pantries so they can feed more people in need.

There are more than 500 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Philadelphia. Although these programs keep families from going hungry every day, they struggle to keep up with the growing number of people coming to them for help. In 2013, nearly half of food pantries turned people away because they ran out of food to give them.
 
Our Hunger Fighters Network provides funding, training, technology and other tools to these important programs through:

  • VIP (Victory in Partnership) Project: This initiative networks food pantries and soup kitchens within Philadelphia so they can coordinate resources and work together to fight hunger in their communities. Participating food pantries and soup kitchens also receive funding for food, kitchen equipment and other program essentials as well workshops to help them improve their programs.
  • Walk+Run Against Hunger: The Coalition's annual fundraiser brings together more than 4,000 people and raises over a quarter-million dollars for food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

Meet a Hunger Fighter

During a record-breaking snowstorm, he opened his food pantry to feed people in need.
More Profiles

Hunger Fighter News

(July 23, 2014) Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break.
(July 8, 2014) Attacks on food stamps for being full of waste and fraud are fairly commonplace, but it's completely factually incorrect.
(June 26, 2014) To find a nearby site, call the toll-free Philly Summer Meals Hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL or text "MealPA" to 877877.

Thank you for joining us in 2014!

Philadelphia Museum of Art | www.hungerwalk.org

Save the date for Saturday, April 11, 2015! The Walk+Run Against Hunger raises funds for more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

You can help.

Visit www.hungerwalk.org