DeLissio announces $550,000 grant for Share Food Program
PHILADELPHIA, April 22 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced today that Share Food Program has been awarded $550,000 for repairs that will improve the Hunting Park Avenue facility located in the East Falls neighborhood of her district.
“Share Food Program has positioned itself as a leader in fighting regional food insecurity, and this grant will help the organization be able to best serve our community,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I was pleased to support the organization’s request for funding, which I know the organization will use for the greater benefit of some of our most vulnerable citizens.”
The funding will go toward repairs including refitted window openings, doors, dock doors, a loading dock addition, doors to the Bennett courtyard, exterior fencing and lighting, and removal of restroom and kitchen spaces at the west loading dock area.
DeLissio noted that Share Food Program worked tirelessly during the pandemic to ensure people in the region did not go hungry. The organization provides healthy food to approximately 1 million individuals each month through programs providing food to food pantries and food box programs for seniors. The organization also plays a vital role in combating childhood hunger through management of the Philadelphia School District’s school lunch program.
The funding awarded today comes through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.