Philabundance and Houston Food Bank Announce Fundraising Challenge to Strike Out Hunger

Coming off a recent win in a challenge with Feeding San Diego last week, Philabundance has now challenged the Houston Food Bank to take part in the Strike Out Hunger Campaign.

While the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres faced off for the National League title, the two organizations went head-to-head to see who could raise more funds to address hunger.

Philabundance raised $16,944 and Feeding San Diego raised $7,707. Now, as the Phillies advance, Philabundance is doubling down to face off against the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the country, when the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros begin their series.

“In Philadelphia, we know what it is like to be an underdog,” said Loree D. Jones Brown, Philabundance CEO. “When it’s not expected for us to win, our teams do. Since the Houston Food Bank is double our size, you may think we’re also an underdog in this challenge, but I am sure Phillies’ fans will show them just how strong we are!”

Here’s the challenge: Which food bank – Philabundance or Houston Food Bank – can raise more funding for their critical work between Friday, October 28th, the day the baseball series begins, and midnight of the day of the last game when a champion will be announced.

The food bank that raises the most money to support their area residents living with food insecurity wins the challenge and will send some of their branded gear to the losing food bank – hats, t-shirts – that their CEO will have to wear.

“While this competition may be fun, we are so grateful for any and all support of a serious
issue: hunger in our communities,” said Jones Brown. “Every donation helps Philabundance
meet the growing need for food and nutrition. The real winner here will be the communities we

For more information about the Strike Out Hunger Campaign visit the Philabundance website. The donation page will go live on the website at 7:00 AM on Friday, October 28th.


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