Conshohocken ad agency packs lunches for Manna on Main Street

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Fingerpaint employees pose in the Conshohocken office for the company’s 2017 Philanthropy Day. This year the staff will collaborate with The Pack Shack on assembling non-perishable meals for the Manna on Main Street food pantry in Lansdale. (Photo courtesy of Fingerpaint Marketing)

A Conshohocken business whose slogan touts that it’s not a “paint-by-numbers” enterprise is proving that its approach to philanthropy is not by the book either.

Fingerpaint, an award-winning marketing agency headquartered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with an office in Conshohocken, is addressing the potential hunger faced during the summer months by kids and families who rely on free and reduced lunch programs during the school year by embracing its “inner lunch lady.”

Having raised the necessary funds, Fingerpaint has partnered with Midwestern company The Pack Shack for its second Philanthropy Day, to purchase and assemble easy-to-prepare meals that will be donated to three food pantries in the communities surrounding Fingerpaint offices in Conshohocken, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Scottsdale, Az., writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.

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Nearly 2,500 bags of food will be donated to Manna, providing more than 17,000 meals.

Overall, the company, founded by Ed Mitzen a decade ago, hopes to raise a total of $30,000 (including matching company funds) to tackle hunger, which will ultimately provide more than 65,000 meals across the country.

“The Pack Shack does this in such large volume it is able to provide the food at a really low cost, which saves organizations a lot of money,” Goliber said. “That lower cost allows us to provide more meals for the dollar. They work with really large companies and giant hospital systems and universities, and have had upwards of 500 or 1,000 people doing this all at once.”

Manna on Main Street will be sharing the food with the Montgomery County Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN), a collaboration of local pantries.

Paige Harker, Development Officer for Manna on Main Street said, “We are so grateful to Fingerpaint to come alongside Manna to help feed the hungry in our community. In Montgomery County, about 10 percent of our residents are considered food insecure and these neighbors are especially vulnerable during the summer time when school is out. While folks often go on vacation during the summer, hunger does not.”

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