King of Prussia District Provides Unique Space to Experience a Meal and Help Others

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This view could be yours for a night of "outdoor" dining in King of Prussia.
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The King of Prussia District’s Nov. 1–30 food drive, titled KOP Takes Out Hunger, includes the opportunity for diners to experience a wholly unique experience: an upscale meal set in a charmingly appointed, cozily heated igloo at the King of Prussia Town Center. The Igloo Garden on the Green opportunity has a shorter timeframe (Nov. 14–20) than the overall food-collection effort, so participants wanting a reservation should act quickly before they melt away.

Igloo reservations are bookable at OpenTable.

Dining Details

Diners interested in this experience should know:

  • Each reservation requires a $15 donation to the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC)
  • The reservation is for takeout seating for diners who purchased meals elsewhere on the property; it offers no restaurant service
  • Five covered tables are available on the town center’s green space; each one seats six diners
  • The earliest reservation is for noon; the last is 8:00 PM meals must be purchased

In addition to providing the unique setting, the event will feature live music on selected evenings.

Augmenting the Annual Food Drive

The outdoor dining space is the newest addition to the District’s 11th Annual Food Drive, KOP Takes Out Hunger, which benefits UMACC.

More than 20 collection boxes have been placed throughout the King of Prussia area to receive nonperishable food donations, augmenting the financial support generated by igloo diners.

“Our igloos first popped up during 2021 KOP Restaurant Week and were so popular that we raised nearly $10,000 for CHOP,” said Eric Goldstein, President & CEO of King of Prussia District. “We are thrilled to bring them back, this time in KOP Town Center, to raise funds for UMACC.

“One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the pantry, which is currently experiencing a huge demand while also seeing an overall decrease in donations.”

Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard

The UMACC food pantry open to anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District and is hungry or food insufficient. It is located within the Valley Forge Presbyterian building at 191 Town Center Road in King of Prussia.

For more info about UMACC, including donation and volunteer opportunities, is online. umacc.org.

Partners in the Effort

The KOP Takes Out Hunger Food Drive and Igloo Garden on the Green are co-produced by King of Prussia District and Conlin’s Print and presented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Additional supporters in this effort to address local food-insecurity needs are:

  • GeoBlue
  • AVE King of Prussia
  • OpenTable
  • American Baptist Home Mission Society
  • Key Bank
  • Pro-Team Collision
  • Radial eCommerce Fulfillment & Omnichannel Technology
  • Valley Forge Casino Resort
  • Clean Earth
  • Morgan Properties
  • Qlik

About the King of Prussia District

The King of Prussia District is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, special services organization. King of Prussia District engages public and private partners to collaboratively improve the economic environment in King of Prussia by making it more vibrant, attractive, and prosperous. More information is available at its website.

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