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State Senator Vincent Hughes: On the Issues
Senator Hughes An informational update for you! February 2, 2011

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

Hughes Holds “Holiday Affair with a Flair” to Benefit SHARE Food Program of PA

My wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and I hosted our annual holiday event, “Holiday Affair with a Flair,” on December 20 at World Café Live. The event was huge, with several hundred people attending, all eager to give to the SHARE Food Program of Pennsylvania (Self-Help and Resource Exchange), which serves Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Metro New York and the Maryland Eastern Shore.

Admission to the annual event was either a monetary donation, gift card or donation of a non-perishable good. Attendees donated a total of 5,000 pounds of food, and over $3000 in cash was raised.

Food banks and charities around the country continue to experience shortages as a result of the difficult economic conditions all of us have been facing. The number of food bank clients has been growing as people who never visited food banks before are asking for assistance due to various economic burdens, including loss of jobs and the high prices of food, gas, etc. It is never too late to help your local community, friends and neighbors by donating to your local food bank. We certainly do not need a party to do so!

I would like to thank all those who came out and donated to this very important cause. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Click here to view the photo gallery.

The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. SHARE promotes healthy living by providing affordable wholesome food to those willing to contribute through volunteerism.

For more information on SHARE and how you can donate to this valuable resource for needy families, visit

To make a monetary donation to SHARE, visit:

SHARE Mailing Address & Phone Number

SHARE Food Program, Inc.
2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone Number: (215) 223-2220
Fax Number: (215) 223-3073
Toll Free: 1 (800) 595-3663


Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes