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“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

—Albert Einstein

Caring Community Stories

Partner Spotlight: Maureen Anastasi

Maureen started making meals for Aid for Friends back in the late 90’s and just recently started delivering meals again for Caring for Friends, almost 30 years later.

Partner Spotlight: Philadelphia USO

Working with Caring for Friends has saved us about $75-$100,000 in the past year – money we can put back into serving military, national guard, reserves, retirees, and their families,” said USO Center Manager, Brian Loughlin.

Volunteer Spotlight: Noel Abejo

In August 2020, Noel’s wife saw a post on a local town watch site seeking volunteers. That’s when his journey began.

Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Stavisky

A donor for 20 years, Judy began cooking and delivering meals in 2020 to two homebound seniors.

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Seniors are the ‘‘HIDDEN HUNGRY’’ in Pennsylvania. Read more…

Summer 2021 Newsletter

April was Volunteer Recognition month and this year we did it up BIG at Caring for Friends! Read more…

Spring 2021 Newsletter

If the first two months of 2021, we distributed 1,900,000 lbs. of food through our Senior Meal Partners and 168 Food Pantries. That is an annual rate of more than 18,000,000 lbs. per year. A 50% increase over 2020! Read more…

Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter

Volunteers helping hundreds of thousands of people for months are still going. We went from helping 1,400 seniors per week to over 20,000 in the past several months. Read more…

Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

Executive Chair, Vincent Schiavone shares Caring for Friends coronavirus crisis response-hunger relief, and our team shares community stories that will inspire you in the days ahead! Read more…

Caring for Friends volunteer delivers hot meals to warm hearts

Philadelphia-based Caring for Friends is like a 3-legged stool. One leg is the roughly 2,000 homebound clients; the second leg is an army of volunteer cooks who prepare and freeze dinners for them; and the third leg, which is the connecting link—the more than 1,000 volunteer visitors who deliver the meals and much-needed company. Anne McGoldrick, age 45 and a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jenkintown, is one of the visitors who not only delivers food, but also provides a social link for people who generally do not have many visitors. She was introduced to Caring for Friends 6…

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