Bucks Knocks Out Hunger Celebrates Milestones

April 27th, 2017

BKO HUNGER sigBucks Knocks Out Hunger, United Way of Bucks County’s signature hunger fighting event, is celebrating two milestones in 2017. This year will mark BKO Hunger’s fifth birthday, a testament to just how much Bucks County cares about fighting hunger and food insecurity. Because of this support, BKO Hunger has grown each year, starting with a modest goal of raising $36,000 in 2013, to the current goal of raising more than double that, $75,000, in 2017. This means UW Bucks can do even more to support food insecure children and families in Bucks County.

In addition, this year will mark the packing of the event’s 500,000th meal since 2013, making UW Bucks a leader among United Ways in the Northeast in terms of meal packing. Matthew Martin, Outreach Inc.’s Regional Manager for the Northeast region says, “UW Bucks was the first to pack meals with us in the Northeast. Since their first event, 14 other United Ways have followed suit and have together packed over 3 million meals. Thanks for starting the party!”

Bucks Knocks Out Hunger will be held on June 30th this year at Delaware Valley University. In addition to engaging over 600 volunteers to pack 100,000 meals for the fifth year in a row, BKO Hunger will raise thousands of dollars to provide fresh local produce and dairy products to pantries. These types of nutrient rich foods mean that food insecure families don’t just stave off hunger, they can eat healthy, enriching meals to help them heal and grow.

Tim Philpot, project coordinator for BKO Hunger notes that, “We’re proud to be reaching these milestones, but even happier about the good that BKO does for so many people.”

To volunteer at Bucks Knocks Out Hunger check back soon! To make a donation to support this important event, click here. For more information, contact Tim Philpot at timp@uwbucks.org or 215.949.1660, ext 104. See more at http://www.uwbucks.org/bkohunger

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