Philoptochos Feeds Over One Million
When the Feed the Hungry program launched in January 2015, National Philoptochos President Maria Logus challenged chapters across the nation to provide 250,000 meals for the needy by the 2016 convention. In an extraordinary demonstration of “can do” spirit, chapters not only met, but shattered, that goal by providing an amazing 750,000 meals! The success did not go unnoticed. In June 2017, the Feeding Children Everywhere organization honored National Philoptochos with its inaugural Hunger Hero Award in the Outstanding Faith-Based Organization category.
Refusing to permit chapters to rest on their laurels, President Logus issued a new challenge for chapters for the 2016-2018 term: to provide 1,000,000 meals by the 2018 convention.
Delegates arrived in Boston fueled by excitement and anticipation, eager to learn not only whether Philoptochos had attained the goal, but also the name of the chapter that had served the millionth meal. The result? Philoptochos served 1,343,734 meals
And which chapter can claim bragging rights for serving the millionth meal? That honor belongs to the Philoptochos “Melissa” chapter at Annunciation Church, Akron, Ohio in the Metropolis of Pittsburgh. This single chapter provided an astounding 263,000 meals. Congratulations not only to the Akron chapter, but also to every participating chapter for warmly embracing this most worthy ministry and helping Philoptochos to exceed its goal.
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