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Hunger Initiatives

We care about those who cannot obtain adequate food for themselves. With an overall poverty rate of 25 percent, Philadelphia is the poorest big city (population over one million) in the country. Areas like West Philadelphia and Chester now are the second poorest and hungriest in the entire United States.

Food Donations. Donations of canned goods are greatly appreciated (soups, peanut butter, stews, ravioli – high protein.) To make a financial contribution simply write “Hunger” on the memo line of your check.

Casserole Blitz. Saturdays, November 10 and December 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for this family-friendly event where we prepare nutritious casseroles to be delivered to Philadelphia area food cupboards and homeless shelters. This event is held monthly September through June. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Our Brothers' Place. Volunteers needed to serve lunch at Our Brothers' Place homeless shelter. Next serving opportunity December 29. Pam Haynes Walsh.

Examples of ways you can join us in the fight against hunger include:

  • Donate a casserole to the freezers in our Ministries Center, where they are stored prior to delivery to soup kitchens
  • Bring non-perishable food items to church to help stock emergency food cupboards
  • Participate in a Saturday casserole blitz - all ages are welcome to help us meet our goal of 1600 casserole donations per year
  • Deliver casseroles
  • Contribute through the Hunger envelopes in our church pew racks
  • Participate in the Philadelphia “Walk Against Hunger”
  • Join BMPC’s Hunger Committee, which meets monthly to plan and organize efforts such as these

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BMPC Hunger Committee: agency annual update form.