July Food Drive Was Hot

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The Weavers Way Food Justice Committee works to alleviate hunger in the Philadelphia region and advocates for equity in the production and distribution of healthful food. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., at The Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Lane. All are welcome! For more info, email foodjustice@weaversway.coop.

The Weavers Way Food Justice Committee would like to thank staff, cooperators and shoppers for the tremendous outpouring of support over the three-day Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation Summer Food Drive last month.

Together, we collected over 2,000 pounds of food and 200 pounds of household items July 7-9. Your generosity benefited two local food cupboards: Mt. Airy’s Holy Cross Food Pantry and Ambler’s Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard.

Due to the large quantity of produce collected, we were also able to give to several pantries in Germantown.

A special thanks City Councilwoman Helen Gym, who stopped by July 8 at the Chestnut Hill store to show her support.

Then, on Giving Tuesday, July 11, we raised $1249.53 for Holy Cross Food Pantry. This money will enable the pantry to continue to offer fresh produce all summer long!

Photos by Lauren Todd, Catherine Martin and Eric Borgstrom
From left: Food Drive volunteer and Iron Man John Scaffidi worked 14 hours; Robin Harris had it made in the shade in The Backyard at Chestnut Hill; Holy Cross Food Pantry volunteer Eric Holte shows off new shelves.