Nearly 1 in 4 people in Philadelphia have no idea where their next meal is coming from, and Pennypack Farm is making significant steps to lessen the ratio. If anyone knows the importance of good food and health, it’s Pennypack and they have made it a goal of theirs to support anything and everything anti-hunger.
Their next step: to walk (and run!) to fight hunger in the annual Walk + Run Against Hunger, taking place on April 9th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They have been preparing a super team of farmers, board members, and are looking for anyone interested in joining their efforts. The walk supports more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens, and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. The funding raised for Pennypack Farm, in particular, will allow them to offer CSA shares (a popular and effective way for consumers to buy local food directly from a farmer!) at a reduced rate to those in need.
We should also highlight Pennypack Farm’s work with Clark Park Farmer's Market in West Philadelphia. The area is considered barren, deemed a “food desert” by the Food Trust. Without a local grocery store in sight, it becomes more than difficult for locals to buy healthful and organic foods. The farmer's market offers much needed fresh and local produce and other farm products to the neighborhood. In order to make the organic products available to everyone, food stamps are even accepted!
We are asking our GRID/Griddle readers to stop and think that through donation and support, thousands of local families can put food on their tables every day. Help Pennypack Farm and the anti-hunger effort now. The Hunger Coalition reports that hunger costs the state $3.25 billion every year, including medical and mental health services, lost work productivity, and charitable expenses.
- Visit http://www.hungercoalition.org/hungerwalk/
- Click on the blue "make a donation" box "
- When prompted, search for team Pennypack Farm.
- Choose one of their team members to support and follow the prompts-The donation is what matters, not necessarily who you support.