Hunger Fighters Network

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

There are more than 700 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 2010, 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 five regions of 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

(April 14, 2014) Eligible school districts in Pennsylvania and across the country would provide free meals to all students under a program called "community eligibility."
(April 11, 2014) 5K event will benefit more than 100 Philadelphia-area food pantries and hunger-relief agencies
(March 23, 2014) The Coalition, United Way and Jewish Federation praise Pennsylvania's decision to preserve "Heat and Eat" and protect SNAP benefits for hundreds of thousands of residents.

Join us! Saturday, April 12, 2014

Philadelphia Museum of Art | www.hungerwalk.org

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 make a difference.

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