Critical Issue Fund Grantee organization Philabundance is the largest food distribution organization in the Philadelphia region and was mentioned in an article by FoodTank for their work in the dairy industry. They collaborated with local food banks to move a surplus of milk to create their Abundantly Good cheese brand. 

The Director of Sustainability for Philabundance had this to say about the cheese, “It’s handcrafted, it’s fresh, it’s local. It’s not government cheese.” It also helps bridge the gap between rural farmers and urban communities who need food. Overall, Philadabundance is helping the economy, helping the environment by upcycling, and helping communities in need. Philabundance was able to develop the Abundantly Good brand through the Critical Issue Fund grant.