ABOVE PHOTO: Representatives from Preferred Meals, City Year, Philabundance and others who pitched in for the success of this worthwhile cause. (Photo courtesy: Philabundance/ Preferred Meals)
Philabundance, City Year and Preferred Meals joined forces to distribute food to schoolchildren through a backpack program
Food insecurity is one of the top issues facing humankind worldwide. According to 2016 census estimates, Philadelphia has the highest rate of poverty among the nation’s 10 largest cities, which disproportionately affects children.
Studies have shown that 1 in 4 children in Philadelphia live in food insecure homes.
In response to this crisis, Southwark School in South Philadelphia, was the scene of another backpack food distribution program last Thursday.
The event was the second in a series of four.
Preferred Meals — an Elior Company — teamed up with Philabundance, student volunteers and volunteers from City Year to provide students with the backpacks, which were filled with nutritious food to ensure there is something to eat in their households over the weekend.
Preferred Meals has served the City of Philadelphia for over 30 years. The company continues to evolve and achieve the delicate balance of fresh entrées, nutritional benefits, clean ingredients, great flavor and affordable meals.
Part of Preferred Meals mission is to make sure no child goes to bed hungry and all children are receiving good, nutritious food.