Campout for Hunger 2018 is almost here and we at Fred Beans couldn’t be more excited. Each year, this incredible event helps collect food donations for one of the largest and most impactful food bank organizations in the country. Read ahead to learn more about how you can get involved in Campout for Hunger 2018!
Important Event Details
Dates: Monday, November 26th – Friday, November 30th
Donation Hours: Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
What to Bring: Non-perishable food items – see below for more details
Where to Go: XFINITY Live! 1100 Pattison Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128
Why Participate in Campout for Hunger 2018
Campout for Hunger 2018 is an event presented by Preston & Steve at 93.3 WMMR Rocks! This week-long food drive directly benefits one of largest food bank organizations in Philadelphia and the country. For more than 30 years, Philabundance has been distributing food to those in need. Today, this helpful organization provides more than 24 million pounds of food to those who need it each year.
In 2017, Campout for Hunger and its many participants contributed an incredible 1,679,823 pounds of food to the Philabundance cause. This equates to more than 2.2 million meals to those who were hungry.
We at Fred Beans are dedicated to helping our community for the last 5 years. In 2017, the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships proudly donated 87,468 pounds of food to the Campout for Hunger event benefitting Philabundance. Our donation earned us third place and delivered thousands of meals to folks across the Delaware Valley.
What You Should Bring to Donate
Bring any non-perishable food items to donate including these top ten most needed items:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Cooking oil
- Canned tuna or other non-refrigerated canned meat
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Canned soups and stews
- Oatmeal / breakfast cereal
- Whole grain pasta
- 100% juice
- Boxed, non-refrigerated milk
While these are the ten most needed items based on their high nutritional values, Philabundance is happy to accept all other kinds of non-perishable food donations.
Don’t Forget to Mark Your Calendar!
We at Fred Beans hope to see you at Campout for Hunger 2018. Can’t make it to XFINITY Live! in Philadelphia? You can still take part in the event by bringing your food donations to any of the sixteen Fred Beans locations across Pennsylvania!