United Way of Bucks County hits fundraising goal to fight hunger

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United Way of Bucks County reached its goal of raising $110,000 to help alleviate hunger, thanks in part to a last-minute donation from another local nonprofit.

The Foundations Community Partnership Board of Directors donated $10,813 to help bring Bucks Knocks Out Hunger to its goal of providing support for Bucks County hunger relief programs.

“We are proud to join so many people in helping United Way carry out its community BKO Hunger campaign,” said Abigail Halloran, chair of the board of directors of FCP, in a press release. “This collective generosity comes at a crucial time to help our most vulnerable neighbors with their most basic needs.

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Foundations Community Partnership is a private, nonprofit foundation created to meet the needs of children, young adults, and families in Bucks County. The organization provides grants, scholarships, professional development and service-learning opportunities through collaborative partnerships.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of Foundations Community Partnership,” Tim Philpot, health director at United Way of Bucks County, said in a statement. “Getting things done in Bucks County is a team effort. Lately, we have seen an increased need in our community. Now that we have reached our goal, we can ensure that our neighbors are both fed today and healthy tomorrow.

Funds raised for BKO Hunger provide nutritious options such as fresh produce, eggs and dairy to local food pantries, senior centers and Fresh Connect, a free farmer’s market.

The FCP team also participated in the BKO Hunger meal prep event, which took place on June 17 at the Neshaminy Mall. Volunteers packed approximately 100,000 stable meals for pantries across the county, including the United Way Help Center.

This was the 10th year for Bucks Knocks Out Hunger.

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