By Adam Rappoport
On Monday December 14th, the Fame House crew headed to South Philly to lend a helping hand at Philabundance, a non-profit food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a staff member who painted a pretty bleak, but accurate, picture of the city we live in and the amount of people who don’t know where they will find their next meal.
Following the opening remarks, the FH crew was split into three groups, with one group focused on checking for expiration dates, another sorting food types and the final group manning the conveyor belt with our own Frank Spada given the responsibility of separating nuts from the rest of the food.
Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying “Even though the conveyer belt made me dizzy and at times I felt like I was going to pass out, the day was incredibly rewarding.”
Overall, we were responsible for packaging close to 7,000 pounds of food!
For more information on how you can help please visit Philabundance’s website: http://www.philabundance.org/volunteer/.