Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, United Way of Bucks County’s annual hunger-fighting initiative, achieved its $85,000 fundraising goal.
The campaign, which kicked off on May 3, received donations from individuals, businesses, and civic groups to provide hunger relief in Bucks County.
Tim Philpot, United Way of Bucks County’s impact director for health and BKO Hunger project coordinator said, “We’re really so grateful for the generous support of so many from Bucks County. While Bucks Knocks Out Hunger enjoys strong support from our corporate partners, it’s really individual donations, some small and some large, that make BKO possible.”
Bucks Knocks Out Hunger supports dozens of local food pantries by providing dairy, produce, meats, and over 150,000 nutritious, shelf-stable meals this year.
Meals were packed by volunteers from across the county on June 21 and June 22 at Bucks County Community College.
Two partner organizations, Bucks County Opportunity Council and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue will receive funds raised by Bucks Knocks Out Hunger to supply fresh produce, dairy products and eggs from funds.
The organization accepts donations year-round to fight hunger. These can be made online at uwbucks.org/bkohunger
or mailed to the UW Bucks office at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 with “BKO Hunger" in the memo line.