With a jab, cross, hook, or uppercut, Bucks County is looking to knock out hunger for the sixth straight year. And the cause needs your help!

United Way of Bucks is holding their annual community-driven hunger fighting project to raise money to benefit the county. In 2017 “Bucks Knocks Out Hunger” raised more than $70,000 to stock local pantries and senior centers, while providing for Bucks residents who are food insecure.

Two young volunteers. Photo Credit: Tim Philpot

“Any sort of donation is helpful,” Tim Philpot, Impact Director of Health with United Way told Chris Ermer, host of UpWords, on Tuesday afternoon. “With the community support we have made our goal every year…and we’re counting on it again this year.”

For 2018, BKO Hunger wants to raise $80,000!

United Way of Bucks claims, “9% of residents and 16% of all children in Bucks County,” can not be sure where their next meal will come from.

To help out you can donate as an individual or business online at uwbucks.org.

“If you gave us $25 we could make that into 100 shelf-stable meals,” Philpot told Ermer.

The different ways to donate go with the theme of knocking out hunger. For example to take a “Jab” it’s $5.00 and will provide 20 meals. An “Uppercut” is $50.00 and provides 200 meals!

Donations are expected all month long, then on Friday, June 22 volunteers will pack some 125,000 nutritious, shelf-stable meals at Delaware Valley University. Part of the money raised will provide more than 32,000 points of locally grown produce and fresh dairy products which are often not donated to pantries.

More than 600 volunteers helping at the 2017 Bucks Knocks Out Hunger packing day. Photo Credit: Tim Philpot

BKO Hunger is sponsored by Penn Community Bank, Corporate Visions, Dow, First National Bank, Bucks County Community College, PECO, Parx Casino, Comcast, Bucks County Women Initiative, BB&T, Suez, Cummins and St. Phillips New Hope.