Did you know the number of people facing hunger in the Delaware Valley is 750,000?
The Delaware Valley is one of the hardest hit areas nationwide, with our children paying the price:
About 27% percent of Philadelphians live below the poverty line
One in every three children live in poverty
This crisis is happening in our urban centers, our outlying rural communities, and our own backyards. The end of the academic year means hundreds of thousands of local children will no longer receive the free and reduced-cost meals they are given at school.
From Monday, 6/12 through Friday, 6/23, SEPTA is teaming up with Philabundance for the STOP HUNGER AT YOUR STATION annual food drive campaign. Your generous contribution of food items, collected at designated SEPTA stations will help thousands of people - young and old - through Philabundance supported programs and agencies. Please lend your support by bringing these most needed food resources to one of the stations listed below:
Canned or [plastic] jarred proteins, including peanut butter, stews, beans, and chili
Canned meats and fish, such as tuna and salmon
Canned fruits and vegetables
Breakfast (hot and cold cereals and oatmeal)
Jelly [plastic jars only]
Macaroni and cheese
You may also make a donation to Philabundance online to help feed neighbors in need. Or Text "Food" to 41010 to donate $10.
Collection barrels will be available at the below SEPTA locations. At outlying Regional Rail Stations, the collection barrels will be located in the ticket office. CCT customers may give food contributions to their driver.
Center City Regional Rail Stations: University City, 30th Street, Suburban Station & Jefferson Station
Warminster Line: Warminster, Hatboro & Glenside
Wilmington/Newark Line: Prospect Park& Marcus Hook
West Trenton Line: Langhorne, Somerton & Jenkintown
Media/Elwyn Line: Media, Swarthmore & Morton
Lansdale/Doylestown Line: Lansdale, Ambler, Fort Washington & North Wales
Paoli/Thorndale Line: Paoli, Bryn Mawr & Ardmore
Manayunk/Norristown Line: Norristown & East Falls
Chestnut Hill East Line: Wyndmoor & Stenton
Trenton Line: Levittown, Cornwells Heights & Torresdale
Chestnut Hill West Line: Chestnut Hill West & Carpenter
Fox Chase Line: Fox Chase
Market Frankford Line: 15th Street, 30th Street & 46th Street
Broad Street Line: Fern Rock, Walnut-Locust & AT&T
Dilworth Park Station
69th Street Transportation Center
Frankford Transportation Center
Olney Transportation Center
Norristown Transportation Center
SEPTA customers and employees have gathered over 139,000 pounds of food since 2009, the first year of the food drive. Adding in monetary donations of approximately $53,000, over 245,000 meals have been provided for Philabundance. We can’t thank SEPTA riders and employees enough for the generosity shown last month and throughout the eight year history of the food drive!
If you know someone in need of food assistance, please tell them to call 1-866-3-HUNGRY.
Together let's stop hunger.