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Food Bank Seeking Volunteers for MLK Day and Beyond

NBC10/Caring for Friends

Caring for Friends (CFF), an independent food bank and volunteer organization, distributed more than 12 million pounds of food in 2021; an increase of 3000 percent over pre-pandemic levels. With a spike in COVID forcing many people into isolation again, CFF is growing its team to meet the staggering need for food and friendship for the Philadelphia area’s most vulnerable populations – homebound seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, those facing homelessness, and hungry families and individuals. 

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaching, CFF seeks help on this crucial day of service -- and beyond -- to help meet the increased need for the nonprofit’s services. Interested parties can sign up to help in the following ways: 

If you or someone you know needs food, please reach out for a referral at

Founded in 1974 on the belief that no one should be hungry or alone in a world of caring people, Caring for Friends is a volunteer organization and independent food bank serving greater Philadelphia. CFF provides food and friendship to homebound seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities; delivers meals to people facing homelessness; and donates food to more than 250 community partners in unserved and underserved neighborhoods.

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