So one of my high school classmates (hi, Christine) recently contacted me on Facebook to alert me to the existence of Philabundance. Very helpful, this, especially since I needed a blog topic! No, seriously, I love being told about stuff like this, and only partly so I can pass the details on to my readers.
Philabundance assists people living in the Delaware Valley, which is a vaguely defined region in southeastern Pennsylvania, plus Delaware and part of New Jersey. Nine counties benefit from the efforts of Philabundance, which provides for "low-income residents who are at risk of hunger and malnutrition, of which 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens." They offer both direct services and also distribute the food through food banks and similar agencies.
For the 2011 holiday season, they've partnered with two big names - Dunkin' Donuts and 6 ABC News. If you click on that link, you'll be taken to a schedule of all sorts of events, from supermarket collections to a Facebook promotion, all of which will help Philabundance.
But remember, the need for food isn't limited to the holiday season; it's an ongoing problem. So you can pick any time of the year to get involved, be it with Philabundance or with a food program closer to where you live. Donate money, or give of your time, or conduct a food drive of your own. Or Philabundance offers other ways in which you can help, including hosting a donation button on your personal website and purchasing some of their fundraising merchandise. These are great because you can do them no matter where you live! Man, I love the power of the internet.
Speaking of which, I'm going to conclude this post by saying hello to all of the new readers I've acquired since I joined Tumblr and BloggersBase. Thanks for stopping by! And I hope you'll all drop by for Monday's post, which is going to be something a liiiiittle different. (Hint: I'm giving something away! Something shiny!)