Fox29 Philadelphia, WTXF-PA, showcased the work Pond Lehocky staff members are doing within our community during the pandemic on their evening broadcast May 5.
Two full time staff members joined other volunteers to package food with Share Food Program, which first opened in 1986, part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food. Since that time, Share has evolved into a vibrant, high-impact organization, recognized for their strong leadership role in reducing regional hunger and expanding access to nutritious, affordable food across the Greater Philadelphia area. Now that pandemic has hit, Share has expanded its mission to ensure anyone in need of food is served.
The program currently helps give out more than 6,000 boxes of food to seniors every month. John Sudolsky, CSFP Program Manager, shared on the broadcast that they’ve “just about quadrupled the amount of food we’re pushing out on a monthly basis, and it’s really just been the strain has been real. We’ve been up to meet that demand and all of these volunteers are here to help us do that.”
“This experience was very humbling and put into perspective how lucky I am to be young and have the means to get by in these difficult times we are living in,” Studio Coordinator Jeffrey Baranosky said after delivering those boxes earlier this week. “Other than living in poverty these elders are now faced with being stuck inside their homes due to their vulnerability of the virus. Thank you for allowing me to give back to our community.”
Community is a core value at Pond Lehocky. It is engrained in our culture as a firm and as humans. During the COVID-19 crisis, it was important to the firm that we continue to serve our community in as many ways as possible. It is a privilege to represent the hard-working people, many of whom are on the front lines fighting the virus. They have trusted the firm to fight for them and the firm’s partners believe that with this privilege, giving back to the community through educational and charitable efforts is not just an option, it’s a duty.
Pond Lehocky is dedicated to volunteering throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm engrains the importance of community into its culture and employees, and is committed to supporting local businesses, beyond the legal process. In addition to delivering meals to health care workers, Pond Lehocky will continue to serve the community amid COVID-19 through various volunteer initiatives with nonprofit organizations such as Philadelphia’s Share Food Program.