You can make your donations on-location at the Camp Out for Hunger at XFINITY Live! in South Philly at the Sports Complex (GPS Address: 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148). Donations for Campout for Hunger will be accepted from Monday, December 1st thru Friday, December 5th (Monday- Thursday: 6am-9pm & Friday: 6am-11am). All donations benefit Philabundance - feeding the hungry of the Delaware Valley. Philabundance is always looking for volunteers. Get more info.
EXTREMELY LARGE DONATIONS REQUIRE ADVANCED NOTICE. i.e. if you have a donation on a tractor trailer, we’re open to welcoming you at Xfinity Live!, but we will NOT unload something that large, but rather, we’ll supply directions to the Philabundance Warehouse, where your donation will be weighed and reported to us. They are only open until 3pm, fyi. If you have a donation of this magnitude, please contact WMMR Promotions during normal business hours at 610-771-0933, and let us know you are coming.
Buisnesses collecting donations for the Camp Out Buisness Challenge - Download the Donation Tool Kit, HERE, as a guide for your collection.
Here is a list of the most-needed non-perishable foods - Please choose products that are in boxes, cans or plastic bottles and that do not have to be refrigerated. Bread and baked goods are not suitable because of their short shelf life. Items should be recently purchased and in good condition.
- Canned Shelf-stable tuna
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Canned Pasta
- Canned Beef Stew
- Canned Chili
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Canned Green Beans
- Canned Corn
- Canned Fruit
- Breakfast Cereal and Hot Cereal
We do accept volunteer help at Preston & Steve’s Camp Out For Hunger. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older. All you need to do is show up within the donation times listed above and go right to the small 10’ x 10’ white tent where all the collection bins are located. We do not take advanced day/ hour requests, it is simply open to all. Check in with someone from the MMaRmy, sign the book, complete a Release Form and you are all set. Please do so each day you are on site, so we can keep track.
Volunteers will be expected to assist donors in loading their food into collection bins. You will also need to ask donors if they are participating in any of the donation contests and if so, do they need their food weighed. If so, you will need to coordinate with an MMaRmy staff member to have that donor’s food weighed. Please do NOT attempt to answer any donors questions about prizes or how the contesting works, but rather, direct that donor to an MMaRmy staff member to have their question(s) answered.
There is some heavy lifting involved, as well as some wintry weather – so please be prepared, as we collect food in almost any weather condition. The only refreshments provided are those by the generous donations of local restaurants and businesses, so please feel free to take brakes when you are hungry, enjoy what is inside the main Camp Out tent, bring your own food, or head inside Xfinity Live.
We are very appreciative of all the help and volunteer hours that we receive for this event, and we absolutely could not do it without you. See you there. YOU GUYS ROCK!