Over 30 members of UMT’s East Region team spent the afternoon in South Philadelphia serving the community.
Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman, or child should go hungry. Their growth and eventual integration with the Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 has made them the region’s largest hunger relief organization. Now able to address hunger through direct service programs and a network of 450 member agencies, Philabundance also contributes to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare and senior centers, and beyond.
After the UMT team arrived and learned the mission of the organization, we set to work. Half of our group spent the afternoon in a giant freezer, sorting through various cuts of meat. The other half of the team were situated in the large warehouse area of the building adding items to boxes that would ultimately be delivered to senior centers. Not only was this experience personally gratifying, but we were able to directly help over 450 senior citizens in the area who would be receiving these packages. To learn more about Philabundance, you can click here.