United Way Asks Community to Help Unlock $25,000 Gift for Bucks Knocks Out Hunger
June 17th, 2021
United Way of Bucks County is asking its neighbors to help fight hunger by unlocking a challenge gift.
If the nonprofit can secure 250 gifts – donations of any size – between now and Tuesday, July 5, local couple Simon and Jane Hallett will donate $25,000 to Bucks Knocks Out Hunger.
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger is a fundraiser for local food pantries and a way to provide hunger relief to families struggling to get back on their feet.
“This challenge gift is an incredible opportunity to ensure that people are not only fed but receive healthy foods that meet their nutritional needs,” says Marissa Christie, President & CEO at United Way of Bucks County. “Our hunger relief sites are serving twice as many people as they did pre-pandemic. Your support – big or small – will help your neighbors recover and rebuild,” she adds.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an additional 30,000 people to experience food insecurity in Bucks County. Funds raised for BKO Hunger will supplement local food pantries with healthy options like fresh eggs, fruits, vegetables, and milk.
Donations can be made at www.uwbucks.org/bkohunger or by mailing a check to United Way of Bucks County, 413 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA 19030, with BKO Hunger in the memo line.