Thanksgiving Basket Program

Celebrating 35 Years of Giving: Join the Coalition to Fight Hunger! 

Sponsor a family in need this Thanksgiving!

Each Thanksgiving Basket can feed a family                                    up to 6 individuals. Help us support our local families
by purchasing a turkey to include in a family's basket!

1 Turkey = $20

Select an amount to donate

 

Or you may mail your check to:
Urban Affairs Coalition, c/o Salomon Moreno-Rosa
1207 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Each year, the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) distributes Thanksgiving Baskets to 2,000 needy families; providing Thanksgiving dinners to feed over 12,000 individuals each year. Over the past 34 seasons, UAC has fed over 200,000 Philadelphia residents!


Now in its our 35th season of giving, the UAC Thanksgiving Basket Program, in partnership with Brown's Family ShopRite, are working to distribute 2,000 baskets this Thanksgiving. Each basket contains one turkey, which UAC fundraises for each year at a cost of $20. Brown’s Family ShopRite then matches that donation with all the fixings: mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, fresh fruit, and an apple pie! Our partner, PepsiCo, generously donates a 2-liter of Pepsi for each basket. The total basket value is $50.


We invite you to join the fight against hunger by supporting a family in need!


Would you consider sponsoring a Family (six individuals) through a donation of $20?


Your donation helps to bring meals to local families, your neighbors, here in Philadelphia. With your help, we can make the following impact:

  • $20: Sponsor one (1) Family (feed up to 6 people)
  • $40: Sponsor two (2) Families (feed up to 12 people)
  • $60: Sponsor three (3) Families (feed up to 18 people)
  • $100: Sponsor Five (5) Families (feed up to 30 people)
  • $500: Sponsor Twenty Five (25) Families (feed up to 150 people)  

 

 

 

 

You can also help UAC’s CEO and President, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, reach her Facebook Fundraiser goal of $4,000 by donating here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2204362466460072/.

To learn about sponsorships or other ways to give, please contact Salomon Moreno-Rosa, at smrosa@uac.org or call 215-851-1851.

 

 

WHY THE NEED? POVERTY IN PHILADELPHIA  

  


UAC’s efforts to feed those in poverty during this time of year are critical as Philadelphia’s poverty rate continues to climb. Over 400,000 of Philadelphians live in poverty, giving Philadelphia the second highest poverty rate (28%) among the nation’s largest cities. Additionally, more than 470,000 Philadelphia residents are eligible for food stamps, but not all receive them. That’s 3 out of every 10 city residents! Recently, Philly.com published a story that Philadelphia has the highest deep-poverty rate among the 10 largest cities. “Philadelphia's deep-poverty rate is 12.3 percent, or around 186,000 people - 60,000 of whom are children.”

 

Link: Philly.com - An 'uncomfortable' life: Philly still America's poorest big city.   

     

 

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Please contact Salomon Moreno-Rosa at smrosa@uac.org

  

·         Each year volunteers stuff Thanksgiving Baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite, 24th & Oregon. Basket Stuffing this year will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9AM - 12PM.

·         Volunteers can also help by distributing the baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite Island Avenue, 2946 Island Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 on Monday, November 19, 2018.

·         Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

 

 

 


2017 Thanksgiving Basket Program Major Partners ($5,000 and up)

  •  Brown’s Family Shoprite (2018 confirmed)
  •  AmeriHealth Caritas / Keystone First PA (2018 confirmed)
  •  Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown (2018 confirmed)
  •  Lindy Property Management
  •  PA Health and Wellness

 Thank you to all of our supporters! We could not do this without you!