A large majority of Philadelphia residents live in poverty.. one of the highest rates in the nation. Poverty means making tough choices on where to spend money, the Old Pine Community Center helps to alleviate some of the stress by providing bagged lunches, food pantry items, and partnership with community organizations.
November has and will be a powerful month in our fight to end hunger, as many of you may know from following us on Social Media, this month The Music Class of Philadephia partnered with us for a very special Songs and Stories event . The Music Class teacher, Vanda delighted the 40 families in attendance with books and tunes related to the themes of gratitude and food.
The families were asked to bring 1 non-perishable food item as “admission” to the event, and through their generosity we were able to completely re-stock the Old Pine Community Center’s homeless food pantry! We are so grateful for their support!
In addition to The Music Class’s partnership, we have once again partnered with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Society Hill Synagogue to host the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Refugees on Sunday, November 20, 2016. This partnership brings dinner, entertainment and food care packages to new refugees from war torn countries such as Bhutan, Burma, the Congo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, just to name a few! We are currently looking for volunteers to help transport food, greet guests, and give out food packages and left-over food platters, for more information on how you can help, call the Center at 215-627-2493!