Toyota and many Toyota dealerships in the tri-state area — including ones here in Pennsylvania — are working with local businesses to provide free food and meals to Philadelphia families. We at Krause Toyota are excited to share that the campaign will provide two full months of funding for the BackPack Program and more than 345,000 meals for our neighbors in Philadelphia.
Backpacks of food
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity affected 1 in 5 people in the Philadelphia area; the situation has only grown direr over the last year. Because so many local children rely on school meals for the bulk of their nutrition, their nutrition suffered when schools went online.
Philabundance, a Philadelphia-based hunger relief group, runs the BackPack Program. Each BackPack contains 3-5 pounds of non-perishable food along with simple recipes. The program is feeding more than 30,000 kids and their families every month now, with help from Toyota.
Committed to community service
Toyota and its dealers, along with other local businesses, are part of a campaign called Lil’ Abundance. The mission is to collect donations and raise awareness of children’s food insecurity in the nearby Philadelphia region.
Ben Pyle, general manager of Toyota’s Central Atlantic Region, emphasized Toyota’s focus on community support. Toyota and the local dealers have supported Philabundance’s BackPack Program in the past, but it is even more important this year.
We at Krause Toyota in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, are a short drive away from Philadelphia, so we are happy to see our favorite automaker care for our community.