Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive
After the Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive raised almost $5,000 - the equivalent of more than 20,000 pounds of food - the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is keeping the online donation link open for through the end of the year to help support those impacted by COVID-19.
The VFTCB partners with the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) – a coalition of hunger relief organizations working together to make healthy foods available to all communities in Montgomery County.
Donations benefit MAHN and its mission to help feed the less fortunate in Montgomery County. Each year, the goal has increased for donations. The 2020 goal was 15,000 pounds of food. Since the Freedom from Hunger Food Drive began in 2015, the VFTCB has collected more than 45,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in Montgomery County.
ABOUT FREEDOM FROM HUNGER
The Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive was created as a farewell "gift" to Pope Francis in 2015 when the Pontiff stayed in Montgomery County at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Now in its seventh year, the drive continues to support the community that the tourism board diligently promotes to visitors across the nation and around the world.
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
In place of a physical donation, monetary contributions are 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.