PHILADELPHIA – Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery visited Tilden Middle School on Tuesday evening to give away nearly 400 Thanksgiving meals to the school’s students and their families, with support from ACME Markets and Philabundance.
“Thank you to ACME, Philabundance, and Tilden Middle School for partnering up with me to give back to the Philadelphia community. It means so much to help in any way that I can,” said Jeffery.
During his visit to Tilden Jeffery also participated in a brief ceremony to celebrate the school’s honor students, and took photos with students and their families.
“At Tilden, we encourage students to be leaders and to take care of their community, in and out of school,” said Principal Brian Johnson. “We greatly appreciate the generosity and the example set by Alshon Jeffery, Philabundance, and ACME Markets today. I am always thankful for the people and partners who show up for our students and encourage their success.”
Tilden Middle School is one of Philadelphia’s 12 designated Community Schools which provide added school-based programs and services to students and families. Philabundance is a key partner at Tilden, and throughout the year distributes food to students, families, and community members through a school-based food pantry and food backpack program.
“Giving back throughout the year is an important part of ACME’s commitment to the neighborhoods we serve. This holiday season, we are pleased to support Philabundance and Tilden Middle School as they continue to help our neighbors,” said Dana Ward, Senior Communications Manager, ACME Markets.
“Philabundance serves 90,000 people a week, 30 percent of whom are children, including students at Tilden Middle School,” explained Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance. “Thanks to dedicated hunger heroes like ACME and Alshon Jeffrey, students and their families will have even more to be thankful for this holiday.”
Since 2017, Philabundance and Community Schools have distributed over 100,000 pounds of food to students and community members.