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Phi Theta Kappa Organizes Food Drive, Collects 341 Pounds of Food from Manor Community for Philabundance


Throughout the months of November and early December, members of Manor College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society planned, organized and executed a food drive on campus, led by English Instructor Beth Knauss and History Professor Matt Smalarz, PTK co-advisors.

The PTK collection was held in conjunction with the annual Camp Out for Hunger drive run annually by radio station WMMR DJ’s Preston and Steve.

On Friday, December 6, Knauss and Cherie Crosby, chair of the Liberal Arts division and director of the Early Childhood Education program, went to Xfinity Live at the sports complex in South Philly, where the Preston and Steve show had been camped out all week to collect the donations, and dropped off 341 pounds of food that PTK collected from the Manor community.

PTK’s donation, along with the 386 tons of food collected through the Camp Out for Hunger drive, will go to Philabundance, the region’s largest food relief organization. Formed in 1984, Philabundance, with its simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry, feeds the million people in the Delaware Valley who are facing hunger every day. To learn more, go to

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Manor College English Instructor and Co-Chair of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Beth Knauss is seen here at Xfinity Live last Friday, where WMMR’s Preston and Steve were running their annual Camp Out for Hunger Drive. Knauss was dropping off the 341 lbs. of food PTK collected from the Manor Community, which will go to Philabundance.