A drive to combat starvation in Bucks County landed a big punch on Monday, hitting its fundraising aim.
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, the United Way of Bucks County’s annual starvation-fighting initiative, executed its purpose of $ eighty-five,000 raised from people, groups and civic businesses. The marketing campaign kicked off on May 3.
“We’re honestly so grateful for the generous help of such a lot of from Bucks County,” stated Tim Philpot, the United Way’s task coordinator for Bucks Knocks Out Hunger. “While Bucks Knocks Out Hunger enjoys sturdy aid from our company companions, it is virtually man or woman donations, some small and some large, that make BKO viable.”
This 12 months’ general turned into growth from 2018, while the intention turned into $80,000 and simplest finished with the help of a closing-minute supply. This 12 months, organizers say, giving became strong throughout the complete campaign, which hit its intention merely ten days after its annual volunteer meals-packing occasion.
On June 21-22, volunteers from across the county packed food at Bucks County Community College.
Funds raised via Bucks Knocks Out Hunger assist dozens of local food pantries, supplying dairy, produce, meats and more than 150,000 nutritious, shelf-solid food.
“Funds raised from BKO allow us to purchase food gadgets that are not usually donated to meals pantries, consisting of eggs and dairy,” said Heather Foor, meals program supervisor at Bucks County Opportunity Council. “Eggs are loaded with super proteins and vitamins and are one of the most asked items from pantry site visitors.”
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger accepts donations year-round to combat starvation. They may be made online on the application’s page at the United Way website, dropped off at any Penn Community Bank or mailed to the UW Bucks office at 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 with the problem line “Bucks KO Hunger.”