Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) will be collecting food for the third annual Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive from September 16-30. The VFTCB is again partnering with the HealthSpark Foundation – a private, independent foundation providing support to organizations that serve the unmet health and human service needs of residents living in and organizations serving Montgomery County, PA – and the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network – a coalition of hunger relief organizations working together to make healthy foods available to all communities in Montgomery County. Donations benefit the Montco Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) and its mission to help feed the less fortunate in Montgomery County.

MAKE A MONETARY DONATION

In place of a physical donation, monetary contributions are also accepted and appreciated. Monetary donations are handled by the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN). MAHN will use the funds to purchase food to feed Montgomery County residents in need.

MAKE A DONATION

You may drop off donations at the following locations throughout Montgomery County: 

One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede St
Norristown, PA 19401

Montgomery County Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb St
Norristown, PA 19404

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
1000 First Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Allebach Photography
403 E Walnut St, 2nd Floor
North Wales, PA 19454

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401

iFLY King of Prussia
290 Goddard Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Marlene J. Mash, MD & Associates
545 W. Germantown Pk
Suite 100
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Premier Brokerage Services, Inc.
604 Harper Ave
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The Lofts at Valley Forge
1876 Minutemen Ln
West Norriton, PA 19403

Want your business to become a drop-off location? Please direct all inquiries to Megan Tomlinson (tomlinson@valleyforge.org)

MOST NEEDED ITEMS

The Valley Forge Freedom From Hunger Food Drive gladly accepts all donations, but certain items are needed above others at this time of year. Here is a list of most-needed pantry items from the Montco Anti-Hunger Network:

  • Tomato / Spaghetti Sauce
  • Whole / Diced / Crushed / Stewed Tomatoes
  • Canned Fruit in Fruit Juice
  • Tomato and Chunky Soups (Not Chicken Noodle)
  • Any Low Salt / Low Sugar Products

ABOUT FREEDOM FROM HUNGER

The Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive was created in 2015 when Pope Francis stayed in Montgomery County at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board established the food drive as the county’s farewell “gift” to the Pontiff. Now in its third year, the drive continues to support the community that the tourism board diligently promotes to visitors across the nation and around the world.”

Last year, the VFTCB more than doubled its goal of collecting 1,776 pounds of food – collecting 3,600 pounds of food and feeding an estimated 6,000 residents facing food insecurity in Montgomery County. This year, the VFTCB has set an ambitious goal of collecting 4,500 pounds of food during the food drive, which runs from September 16-30.

*Header Photo: Mike Bowman, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board President & CEO and former executive chef, greets guests during a kitchen takeover in Norristown during the 2016 Freedom From Hunger Food Drive.