Philadelphia Delegation joined forces with Philabundance for day of service and solidarity
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, chair of the Philadelphia House Delegation, and a group of delegation members joined Philabundance Tuesday morning for a day of service and solidarity.
The lawmakers helped pack boxes that will be provided to families for Thanksgiving. Cephas said their work at the food bank reaffirmed the commitment of the delegation to ensuring that unserved and underserved families in the city have access to food to celebrate the upcoming holidays.
“Our delegation firmly believes that working together makes us stronger, and that aside from advancing important legislation in Harrisburg, it is crucial for us to work alongside residents and local organizations to support our community.
“Philabundance has been doing amazing work in our community, and that is why we did not hesitate to join them today when Loree Jones, CEO of Philabundance, extended the invitation. Our delegation will continue partnering with institutions that can help us secure the welfare of our city,” Cephas said.
Loree Jones said that the team at Philabundance is grateful to have the support of incredible donors and volunteers.
"With over 550,000 people struggling to put food on their table we are working harder than ever to be able to do our part to meet the need.” “To have the support of our legislators will help us not only relieve hunger today but - as we work to change policies and address the root causes of hunger - also end hunger for good."
The group of legislators that participated in the event included state Reps. Danilo Burgos, vice chair of delegation, and Malcolm Kenyatta, secretary/treasurer. They were also joined by state Rep. Rick Krajewski and Rep.-elects Tarik Khan and Anthony Bellmon.
EDITORS NOTE: A photo of the members of the delegation is available for download here.