The Penn State Abington Baseball Team is not only focused on their on-field accomplishments, the team also carries supportive intentions off the field for Philabundance, Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization. For the last two years, the team has been devotedly volunteering twice per year – once each during the fall and spring seasons.
Before each volunteering effort, the baseball team spends time collecting food to donate as well. Collecting food entails setting up tables outside supermarkets and accepting donations from local shoppers. All donated food collected by Philabundance goes directly into the communities through the organization’s direct services programs, or through their network of agencies such as food cupboards, neighborhood distributions, shelters, and emergency kitchens.
Volunteers play a major role in the unpacking, separation, repacking, and distribution process for Philabundance. Penn State Abington’s Head Baseball Coach, Joe Pavlow, strongly believes in helping those who suffer from hunger. Pavlow states, “There are many worthy causes out there to get involved with. We choose to spend our time and effort volunteering for Philabundance because it’s an outstanding organization that has a broad reach throughout the Delaware Valley. Philabundance helps to feed approximately 75,000 people per week, and we are proud to be a part of that, even in a small way.” Coach Pavlow and the Penn State Abington Baseball Team plan to continue volunteering at Philabundance for years to come.
Written By: Hinaa Noor