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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, also known as the Summer Meals Program, serves free lunches to children 18 years old and younger and to special needs students 21 and under. Records show that 16 percent of children in Delaware County are living in households facing food insecurity. “WIC’s participation as a summer feeding site is a natural extension of our work to fight food insecurity in our most vulnerable children,” said Filomena Ahlefeld, director of the Foundation’s WIC Program. Learn more about the Summer Meals Program and download and share the flyer.

On the Table dinners are region-wide efforts to foster conversation among diverse communities. May 23 marked the first year of this program in Delaware County. Special thanks to Media Fellowship House, the Boys & Girls Club of Chester, Upper Darby Weed and Seed, and Christ Lutheran Community Church for partnering with us to make it such a success. Shown here are the Philadelphia Foundation’s President Pedro Ramos (left) in deep conversation with Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation Vice Chair Reb Speare (right) and members of the community. To learn more, see the On the Table – Greater Philly, Facebook/OnTheTablePhilly, and #LetsTalkPhilly.

The Crozer-Keystone Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) hosted a gathering at the Media Public Library on May 23 so that nonprofits in Delaware County could learn about The Nonprofit Repositioning Fund. Among the 35 in attendance were (l to r) ChesPenn’s Development Director Tamara Fox, Foundation President Frances Sheehan, Chester Eastside Ministries Executive Director Dr. Zuline Wilkinson, UWGPSNJ Vice President Sara McCullough, and the fund’s President Nadya Shmavonian. Ms. Shmavonian presented to about 35 Delaware County nonprofit leaders about the Fund’s assistance to agencies exploring mergers and other formal affiliates.

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