Bloomsburg University’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity recently held a dodgeball tournament that raised more than $500 to help feed the hungry. The fraternity used entrance fees canned goods as entrance fees. The donations will support Philabundance and The Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. In addition, sales of T-shirts for the event will be used to provide support for victims of violence.
Philabundance is a non-profit food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the largest such organization in the region.
The Bloomsburg Food Cupboard became a volunteer effort in late summer of 1996 from the basement of St. Columba’s church. The weekly giveaway was quickly expanded to twice weekly by December of that year. In the summer of 1997, the Food Cupboard expanded from one church to two and by fall, to the churches of the Bloomsburg Ministerium.
In the spring of 2000, St. Columba purchased the Winona Fire Hall and designated the first floor for use by the Food Cupboard. Renovations, done mostly by volunteers, began immediately. Many community organizations, businesses and individuals contribute to the Food Cupboard making it possible for us to reach hundreds of families.