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

(September 11, 2014) Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, more students in Pennsylvania will receive free meals this school year
(September 4, 2014) High rates of hunger persisted in the United States in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food.    
(August 18, 2014) A nationwide study released today by the nonprofit group Feeding America reveals that in the daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

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