Join MEA & Philabundance in the Fight Against Hunger
As a nonprofit organization, we are always looking for ways to give back to the MidAtlantic community. This year we are participating in Campout for Hunger, an annual food drive and week-long charity event hosted by 93.3 WMMR. Campout for Hunger is dedicated to raising awareness around hunger and food insecurity and encouraging much-needed food donations to Philabundance. The first Campout for Hunger was held in 1988 with the goal of raising 1 ton of food. This initiative has drastically increased over the years with 2,821,949 pounds of food donated and $1,078,254 raised in 2022 to Philabundance.
This year’s event will take place from 6:00 AM on Monday, November 13th to 11:00 AM on Friday, November 17th at Xfinity Live!, inside the Wells Fargo Center Complex. The food collected from this event will be distributed to local food banks and hunger-relief organizations, making a significant impact on those in need.
MEA’s food drive will run through November 10th to support Philabundance.
What are Philabundance Most Needed Items?
- Creamy peanut butter (Plastic containers only)
- Canned/shelf-stable meats (Including tuna)
- Shelf stable white milk
- Canned beef stew
- Canned chili
- Breakfast cereal or hot cereal
- Nuts/ trail mix
- Whole wheat pasta
- Brown Rice
- Jelly (Plastic containers only)
- Canned fruits & vegetables (low salt, no high fructose corn syrup
Only boxes, cans, plastic containers or non-breakable jars and which do not have to be refrigerated can be collected.
Please do not donate: beverages of any kind, including bottled water, juice or sugary drinks, potato chips, cookies and other unhealthy snacks, seasonal Items (i.e. cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, peppermint flavored items, holiday themed items), and bread and baked goods (which go bad quickly).
How to Get Involved?
Are you attending our 2023 Leadership Conference? There will also be a drop-off box at the event where you can leave your donations!
Let’s make a lasting impact in the fight against hunger together!