For the month of September, NDS’ Community Food Program participated in Hunger Action Month, a nationwide movement to raise awareness about hunger in our nation, and a call to action to support the hungry in our local communities.  In Philadelphia, over 1.6 million people are food insecure, meaning they are not sure when their next meal will be or what it will look like.

Hunger Action Month is a call to action for groups to not only raise awareness about our hungry neighbors, but a call to action to make a difference for someone in need.

To close out the month, last Thursday the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center staffers gathered to make sandwiches for the Kensington community of Philadelphia through the CFP PB&J sandwich-making initiative.

By the end of the two-hour event, participants created 700 sandwiches, which the CFP driver shared with St. Francis Inn to disperse throughout the community.  A snack or meal for men, women, children, and seniors in need of nutritious sustenance.

We are so grateful for the support of everyone who volunteered his or her time and efforts to make a difference for someone in need.  By sharing our gifts with others, we can continue to reflect God’s own generous love in the world, and to share His goodness with others.

Although Hunger Action Month has ended, we appreciate your continued support!  The CFP online You Give Goods drive continues until October 26.  All donations will be shared with our network of 50 food cupboards throughout the 5 counties.

Check out our online food drive here!