December 20, 2023
Instacart and State Representative Donna Bullock Partner with MANNA to host December Pie Drive Benefitting Philadelphia Area Community Organizations
MANNA pies were distributed during the December holiday season to more than 15 community organizations throughout Philadelphia
Together with Instacart and State Representative Donna Bullock, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) hosted a December pie drive to spread additional holiday cheer to those in need by donating MANNA pies to local community organizations. More than 2,000 pies were donated to organizations, including Bethel Presbyterian Church and Community Partnership School, serving community members throughout the city and region.
The December Pie Drive began on Monday, December 18th, when local organizations who serve folks in need across the region picked up MANNA pies to distribute among the communities they serve. The Pie Drive continued on Tuesday, December 19th when Representative Bullock and MANNA staff distributed additional pies to local organizations.
“We were so grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Instacart and Representative Donna Bullock to help MANNA spread additional love and nourishment to our neighbors this holiday season through a December Pie Drive,” said Sue Daugherty, CEO at MANNA. “This drive is an extension of MANNA’s Pie in Sky event, held annually in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Each pie is baked in the MANNA kitchen with love. We could not be more excited to share additional holiday cheer and MANNA pie love throughout the city this December through this partnership.”
“Instacart is on a mission to ensure everyone has access to the food they need and love and more time to enjoy it together,” said Kelley Foxx, Government Affairs Manager. “With Instacart Health, we are proud to work with elected officials and nonprofits to combat nutrition insecurity, especially during this heightened time of need. We are thrilled to partner with MANNA and Representative Bullock on this special holiday event and do our part to give back to the Philadelphia community.”
“I’m excited to partner with Instacart and MANNA to give back to the community and hopefully make the holidays a little brighter and more delicious,” Bullock said. “This time of year can be a time of cheer but can also be difficult for members of our Philadelphia community experiencing food insecurity. It is my hope that with this pie drive we can bring some joy, combat food insecurity, and raise awareness about medically tailored meals.”
MANNA’s December Pie Drive was Presented and generously supported by Instacart, in partnership with Representative Donna Bullock. It was also supported by MMPartnersLLC.
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