Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Associates (GVF) and its partners — RK&K, McMahon Associates, Suburban Transnet and the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel — collected 3,000 pounds of food during its annual food drive to benefit Philabundance.
That figure represents a 400 percent increase over 2017. It was the eighth year for the event, which collects packaged, non-perishable food items for those in need. Prior to this year, the annual event had collected an estimated 7,500 pounds of food.
“As important as it is for people to have access to reliable transportation, it is imperative that people have better access to food. Through the efforts of Philabundance in helping to end hunger throughout our region, we are thankful to have our partners collaborating with us on this important program. We are stronger when we are working together,” Rob Henry, executive director, GVF, said in a press release.
Philabundance is a non-profit that provides nearly 90,000 people in the region with food each week, in an effort to end hunger across Pennsylvania and New Jersey communities.
The holiday food drive ran through Dec. 17. Donations were dropped off at GVF, RK&K, McMahon Associates, Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel and Suburban Transnet.
Founded in 1990, GVF is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality. GVF partners with public and private entities.