JKJ Passion with a Purpose at Philabundance

On Friday, October 13th, the Benefits department participated in JKJ’s day of service:  Passion with A Purpose. We were fortunate enough to be a part of a pilot program with Philabundance called a Produce Rescue, which was held at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market in S. Philadelphia. It was a fantastic day!

Our team, along with another local team of volunteers, rescued and sorted 16,453 pounds of fruit and vegetables in a three-hour shift. This included:

  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Lemons
  • And more

Our Volunteer Coordinator said that we were so efficient that they had a difficult time keeping up with us.

Philabundance and their 400 partner agencies serve some 90,000 individuals a week who are experiencing food insecurity. It is an understatement to say they do fabulous work for our community!