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Houston and Philadelphia food banks go head-to-head for a good cause

HOUSTON – A Houston-Philadelphia competition coinciding with the World Series gets a lot of attention and it’s for a good cause. Both major US cities are affected by food insecurity.

Philabundance disputed Houston Food Bank has a competition of who could raise the most money during the World Series, a game to end hunger.

Houston Food Bank President Brian Greene said, “We’re having a little competition.”

Greene explained that Philabundance CEO Loree Jones Brown reached out to him to organize the food bank battle.

The two leaders of the organization took to social media to encourage the other. Zach Lashway and Charles Holmes of KPRC 2 stopped by Philabundance to speak with Brown in person.

“In this region, we serve nine counties, and more than half a million people make that difficult choice every day between paying rent or buying food,” Holmes said.

Brown said nearly one in three children in the greater Philadelphia area go to bed hungry.

According to the Houston Food Bank, which covers 18 southeast Texas counties, one in five children in that region is food insecure.

“Inflation has been especially hard on the people we serve,” Greene explained.

Brown said, “What we’re seeing is that our neighbors are increasingly coming to access the Charity Food Network.”

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