Benchmark and Friends are excited to announce the start of our annual food drive collection! This marks our 5th year participating in the food drive event held by Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger benefiting Philabundance, who works with over 500 agencies in our area to distribute food to those in need; from shelters to social services to families that simply don’t have enough money to put food on the table.
We are hoping to mark this year’s food drive our biggest success to date!
Please take a moment to click on the below link to read a special message from our President, Scott Hoffman:
A list of the most needed non-perishable foods are listed below:
- Canned Shelf-Stable Tuna
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Canned Pasta
- Canned Beef Stew
- Canned Chili
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
- Canned Fruit
- Breakfast Cereal
- Hot Cereal
They have also mentioned items they are least requesting at this time:
- Bottled Water
- Potato Chips
- Seasonal Items (i.e. cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, peppermint flavored items, holiday themed items)
They ask for these items to be in boxes, cans, plastic bottles or non-breakable jars and do not have to be refrigerated.
In addition to food donations, this year we are also accepting monetary donations. Checks can be made out directly to Philabundance.
If interested in participating and would like us to drop a bin off at your location, please let us know.
If you’d like to drop off your donation of your non-perishable items, please deliver to Benchmark Export Services (included in our letter) Monday thru Friday between 7am – 4pm.
Also, we are offering a $50.00 Visa Gift Card to the company or individual with the largest donation determined by weight to Benchmark!!!
For further information or questions about the food drive, please contact Caitlin Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 521-9100.