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Although we provide our services at no cost to the homeless and hungry, we have many expenses in attempting to pass legislation and educate others about doing the right thing so we need your support (every single dollar counts i.e. $5 goes a long way so please assist). Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

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Although we provide our services at no cost to the homeless and hungry, we have many expenses in attempting to pass legislation and educate others about doing the right thing so we need your support (every single dollar counts i.e. $5 goes a long way so please assist). Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

About Us

Who We Are

Feed Philly Coalition (FPC) is an advocacy group that centralizes the fight against hunger and promotes a culture of food upcycling. We are a collaborative effort of food rescues, soup kitchens, restaurants, and food retailers that strive to reduce food insecurity in Philadelphia. The Feed Philly Coalition creates a network among existing non-profits and connects them to the upcycling businesses can be and food retailer or restaurant that reduce their food waste through healthy food donation. This collaboration increases the efficacy of food rescue and distribution, to decrease food insecurity from 1:5 to 1:25.

In Philly We…

E A T.

Educate. Advocate. Transform.
THE PROBLEM: Food Insecurity In Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, 1:5 residents are food insecure. As the sixth largest city in America, this percentage represents over 330,000 citizens unsure of their next meal. Philadelphia sits tenth on America’s Top Ten Hungriest Cities.

Simultaneously, Philadelphia Department of Streets has reported over 480,000,000 pounds of food goes to waste every year. The food available in Philadelphia is not feeding those in need. Our current individual methods of food rescue and food distribution are not enough.

Our Partners

THE SOLUTION: Enable Local Business to Easily Upcyle Food

Feed Philly Coalition creates a network among existing non-profits and connects them to the upcycling businesses within their community.

Upcycling businesses represent any food retailer or restaurant that reduce their food waste through healthy food donation.

Encourage Philly’s restaurant and business community to utilize the Philadelphia Sustainability Tax Credit.

The Tax credit incentivizes food upcycling businesses, thereby increasing the amount of food available for Philadelphians in need.

Create food sustainability and feed Philly. By increasing the amount of food available for Philadelphians in need. Harvard Law School surmised that a 15% decrease in food waste could reduce food insecurity by 50%. This collaboration increases the efficacy of food rescue and distribution, to decrease food insecurity from 1:5 to 1:25.

Did You Know?

Philadelphia’s restaurant and non-profit community have already completed successful food upcycling programs for major events such as the Democratic National Convention, NFL Draft, and the World Meeting of Families.

Feed Philly Coalition

5 Pillars of The Feed Philly Coalition

Feed Philly Coalition creates a network among existing non-profits and connects them to the upcycling businesses within their community.

Upcycling businesses represent any food retailer or restaurant that reduce their food waste through healthy food donation.

Encourage Philly’s restaurant and business community to utilize the Philadelphia Sustainability Tax Credit.

The Tax credit incentivizes food upcycling businesses, thereby increasing the amount of food available for Philadelphians in need.

Create food sustainability and feed Philly. By increasing the amount of food available for Philadelphians in need. Harvard Law School surmised that a 15% decrease in food waste could reduce food insecurity by 50%. This collaboration increases the efficacy of food rescue and distribution, to decrease food insecurity from 1:5 to 1:25.

Harry Hayman, Founder

Harry Hayman IV was born in Washington DC to his parents, Robin and Harry III. With his father being an international banker, young Harry soon became accustomed to traveling the world extensively, moving from Maryland to Virginia to New Jersey to Venezuela to Mexico to London to Germany to New York City and many places in between.

Many of Harry Hayman’s contributions are to causes and charities that he has a personal connection to and feels strongly about. For instance, after seeing the effects of cancer on both friends and family members at early ages, he joined the advisory board for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. As a board member, he has had a hand in planning the annual Lemon Ball since its inaugural year and has helped to bring in thousands of dollars in charitable donations toward research to cure childhood cancer. It is among his favorite charities because of its mission and the personal connection he has with the cause.

Harry Hayman has also had a role in starting two Philadelphia non-profits, both of which have very much taken off since their inception: the Feed Philly Coalition, and the Philadelphia Jazz Experience.

Blair Johnson, VP Marketing, Strategic Partnerships

Blair Johnson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In the 90s, he went to NYC to release a CD, and tour.  Once the band disbanded, he was lucky enough to be recruited into musical theatre and acting projects.  After appearing in many NY productions including Hair (30th Anniversary), Tommy, and The Secret Garden, Blair moved to the Philadelphia area. There he worked in the radio industry for a few years and was able to copyright and record a plethora of spots for clients and stations.  His voiceover work can be heard on various radio stations and online. From there he started working with agencies and clients with their marketing needs. Blair loves telling stories and being a resource to his partners.  He started BWJ Enterprises in 2017, offering affordable marketing resources and strategies to artists, non-profits and entrepreneurs. He recently teamed up with Harry to help create and implement a system to feed Philly’s hungry. 

Patti Fitzpatrick, Director of PR/Social Media

Patti Fitzpatrick is a graphic designer with a marketing and sales background. Who uses her talents in helping small businesses and non-profits with their graphic design/marketing needs, such as logos, business cards, marketing materials, social media and website help. She understands the challenges that small businesses face in being able to allocate resources for marketing and most importantly finding partners to work with that do good work in a timely, efficient and affordable way.

She is currently opening a teahouse in Chalfont, PA…her other passion of baking and hospitality. Patti will continue to freelance and support her current non-profit organization responsibilities.

PHILADELPHIANS GO HUNGRY EACH YEAR

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