Philadelphia-Swainton, NJ—October 1, 2012—Holy Redeemer Health System’s food pantries in Philadelphia and Swainton, NJ, feed 7,200 families each year. October 1st through October 31st marks the Thanks for Giving Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Donations of non-perishable items, turkeys, coupons for turkeys, or cash donations to the Holy Redeemer food programs in PA and NJ or designated New Jersey food banks for the Thanksgiving holiday will be accepted at all Holy Redeemer locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
While there is a special need during the holiday season, non-perishable food donations are always welcome.
Many local and regional food banks are experiencing extremely low levels of food for distribution to community based food banks because of rising food prices and the state of the economy in our country. According to Philabundance, the Philadelphia region's central food bank distributor, 21 million pounds of food were acquired and distributed in 2011, serving persons at risk of hunger and malnutrition across the Delaware Valley. Among the total, 23% were children and 16% were senior citizens.
Hunger has no season. Holy Redeemer’s food assistance programs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey confront the reality of hunger and the need for food among individuals and families every day. The Thanksgiving Food Drive is an annual effort to support the Holy Redeemer food assistance programs in PA and NJ as well as community food banks located near Holy Redeemer service areas in Southern and Northern NJ. Last year during the Thanksgiving season, the Holy Redeemer food programs in PA and NJ served a combined total of 946 families and a combined total of 2,666 people.
Holy Redeemer Locations for Food Pantry Donations
For further information or directions, call 800-818-4747.
Philadelphia County – HomeCare & Hospice
12265 Townsend Road, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Philadelphia County – Holy Redeemer Lafayette
8580 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Bucks County – HomeCare & Hospice
160 North Pine Street
Langhorne, PA 19047
Bucks County – Holy Redeemer Women’s HealthCare at Southampton
45 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
Montgomery County – Holy Redeemer Hospital
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Montgomery County – Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor
1616 Huntingdon Pike
Montgomery County – Provincialate of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer
521 Moredon Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Montgomery County – Holy Redeemer HealthCare at Huntingdon Valley
821 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Atlantic County – HomeCare & Hospice
6550 Delilah Road, Suite 501
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Camden County – HomeCare & Hospice
150 E. Ninth Avenue
PO Box 250
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Cape May County – HomeCare & Hospice
1801 Route 9 North
Swainton, NJ 08210
Cumberland County – HomeCare & Hospice
1138-B E. Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Mercer County – HomeCare & Hospice
171 Jersey Street, Suite 201
Trenton, NJ 08611
Monmouth County – HomeCare
170 Morris Avenue, Suite C
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Ocean County – HomeCare & Hospice
1228 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
Union County – HomeCare
354 Union Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
About Holy Redeemer
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, personal care, an independent living community for seniors, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.