The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board’s (VFTCB) 7th Annual Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive takes place Sept. 1-30.
With the hope of continuing the success from last year’s campaign – and due to the continued public health pandemic and the Delta variant – this year’s fundraiser will once again take place exclusively online with a goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of food throughout the month of September to get to a lifetime contribution of 70,000 pounds.
The VFTCB partners with the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) – a coalition of hunger relief organizations working together to make healthy foods available to all communities in Montgomery County.
Now, more than ever, we need your help to support those who are still suffering the consequences of the public health pandemic, and the Delta variant. MAHN needs resources to feed those who are food insecure in Montco, which has increased substantially over the last year:
- From 38 to 47 food pantries distributing anywhere from 1,200 to 100,000 pounds of food per month
- From 28,566 to more than 38,060 households (many including young children)
- From 60,000 individuals to more than 84,000
Donations benefit MAHN and its mission to help feed the less fortunate in Montgomery County. Each year, the goal has increased for donations. The 2020 goal was 15,000 pounds of food, and the VFTCB collected more than 20,000 pounds. Since the Freedom from Hunger Food Drive began in 2015, the VFTCB has collected more than 45,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in Montgomery County.