12 million kilos. That is the quantity of meals Second Harvest Meals Financial institution despatched to its 200 non revenue companions unfold all through six counties in 2019.
“We’ve got apples, it is a very Pennsylvania staple, apples, and potatoes,” stated Second Harvest Meals Financial institution Improvement Coordinator Briana McGonagle.
They’re the important thing elements within the Recent Ahead cell distribution program.
“We take meals out into the group to verify it goes on to households in want,” McGonagle stated.
McGonagle says this system targets areas of so-called meals deserts, the place recent meals might be exhausting to return by.
“It is seasonal. So proper now seeing plenty of squash, pears, bananas as we go into summer season, some citrus in all probability,” stated Kushboo Jain, this system’s vitamin educator.
Jain says many they serve endure from persistent diet-related diseases.
“Bringing seasonable greens is sweet as a result of it is a good introduction for folks that will not have tried various things,” Jain stated.
The necessity is bigger this yr, as meals pantries are experiencing a greater than 100% progress in purchasers.
That is the place you are available. Now via Memorial Day you may donate to the WFMZ-Dorney Park Food Truck Food Drive.
For each greenback donated, McGonagle says they will feed six households.
Remember about meals vans. These taking part will donate a portion of their gross sales to Second Harvest.
You could find out the place they’ll be by going to wfmz.com and clicking on the Meals Truck Drive hyperlink.
Each greenback raised represents six meals served.
Final yr $40,000 was raised. Nonetheless, as of Friday afternoon on-line donations totaled lower than $1,000.