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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.

Weekend Grocery Collection. Did you know that 10 percent of students in Lower Merion School District receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year? Help us partner with Main Line Reform Temple to prepare weekend grocery bags to give to local families this summer. Please bring the following donations to BMPC and place in collection bins in the Ministries Center and Education Building: instant oatmeal packs, shelf-stable milk boxes, macaroni and cheese, tuna pouches, granola bars, fruit cups and cereal.

Casserole Blitz. Saturday, September 8, 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. Check this page for our dates in the fall. Contact 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.