Sen. Hughes, Share Food Program celebrate $1 million grant
Funding will help organization get food to more neighbors in the region
Share Food Program helped feed 700,000 neighbors annually prior to the pandemic and now the organization is distributing food to more than 1 million people in the region. On Monday, Share Food Program received a $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from the state that will have an incredible impact.
I proudly announced the grant with Share Food Program Executive Director George Matysik and community leaders Lucinda Hudson of the Parkside Association and Gregory Allen of Overbrook West Neighbors. Share Food Program has been an incredible partner and beacon of light in the 7th Senatorial District and I am pleased to see this investment from Gov. Tom Wolf and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The grant will fund needed roof repairs, as well as solar panels. With those solar panels, Share Food Program will be able to offset its energy consumption by about 50 percent, and use those resources to help provide services to those in need.
This is great news for the district and the region. Thank you, Share Food Program, for your continued dedication to helping our people.