On November 1, the increase to the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) that was part of the 2009 federal stimulus package was cut. This puts a significantly greater burden on organizations like Philabundance, as more and more people turn to food banks to keep their families from going hungry. From Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 22, the College of Liberal Arts will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Philabundance.
High-priority items include canned and shelf-stable tuna, macaroni and cheese, canned pasta, canned beef stew, canned chili, creamy peanut butter, jelly, canned green beans and corn, canned fruit, and boxed and hot cereal. Most of us are lucky enough to avoid the fear of being unable to afford basic groceries. Please take a minute to consider this, and the ease with which you can help real families simply by an item or two.
Items may be dropped off at the reception area on the 12th floor in Anderson Hall.