Bucks Knocks Out Hunger
On August 9, 2013, people from across BUCKS COUNTY came together to KNOCK OUT HUNGER – and it was a BKO!
In about 3 hours, roughly 600 volunteers packed over 100,000 meals for local food pantries and senior centers.
BKO Hunger raised more than $48,000 in just a few weeks. The first $25,000 covered the supplies needed to pack 100,000 meals (and yes – that means each meal was just 25 cents!). The rest of the money went directly to Bucks County Opportunity Council and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.
BCOC is using the money to secure items not typically donated, but sorely needed, such as lean meats, fish, butter, and other perishables.
Rolling Harvest is using the money to provide more than 14,000 lbs of fresh, local, super-healthy fruits and veggies. They are going direct from Bucks County farm to our food pantries. Participating farms are giving Rolling Harvest the best rate possible. In the end, it’s good for Bucks farmers, healthy for families, and great for Bucks County!
People often ask if we are still accepting donations to BKO Hunger. OF COURSE! Donations made to BKO Hunger go to a special fund used only for this project.
To make a donation online complete the form below and click ‘donate’; you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. If you prefer to pay with a check, make it out to United Way of Bucks County, with Bucks Knocks Out Hunger in the subject line, and mail to UW Bucks, 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030.
For a list of commonly asked questions about volunteering or donating, visit our FAQ page.
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