DeLissio announces $1M grant for Share Food Program
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced that Share Food Program was awarded a $1 million state grant to support improvements at the food organization’s warehouse.
Share Food Program distributes food to 1,000,000 neighbors in need each month, over 50% of whom are children, and 12% who are seniors or people with disabilities.
Share Food Program will use the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to add new roof sections at its warehouse, including a new solar energy system that will help offset about 50% of the organization’s energy output.
“These roof repairs are a critical need for a phenomenal organization that does vital work to reduce hunger, and the energy efficiency improvements will help Share Food Program devote more resources to its core mission of reducing hunger,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila.
George Matysik, executive director of Share, said “We could not be more grateful to have Representative DeLissio as an ally during this critical time. The new roof will help Share realize our food distribution warehouse’s full capacity, and predictable, low-cost renewable energy and resiliency will help Share direct more resources towards our number one aim of providing food to those who are hungry.”
DeLissio added, “I was pleased to support Share Food’s request for funding to help the organization meet the increased demand for food in our region, particularly during these challenging times, and I’m grateful to Gov. Tom Wolf for making this grant possible.”
The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.