Got a car and 3 hours to spare? Philabundance needs your help

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local organization needs volunteers to help transport food donations from grocery stores to people who need it.

Melissa Simmons of Philabundance says their Grocers Against Hunger program partners with nearly 300 grocery stores in the area.

"And we go in and we are able to pick up all the food that is no longer sellable but it is edible," Simmons said. 

Instead of the food being thrown out and going to waste, she says Philabundance helps get it to people who need it. 

"This program rescued over 10.5 million pounds of food last year," she added. 

Simmons says the food is in high demand. 

"Through this program, we get a lot of dairy and produce and meat. So those are some of the most expensive and most healthy items that you can buy, so getting those items in particular is important for our clients," Simmons told KYW Newsradio. 

However, she says the problem is they need volunteers to help get all of the food donations from supermarkets to the agencies that give it out.

"Three hours and even a small SUV and you can definitely help out your community this way," she said. 

If you are interested in helping, more information is available: