COVID-19 RESPONSE: Feeding Our Community

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Feeding Our Community

Springfield Country Club and Caring for Friends Partnership

Springfield Country Club partnered with Caring for Friends to help them deliver on their mission to provide meals to homebound seniors and disabled, the homeless, and families with children in need in the 5-county Philadelphia region.  During the coronavirus pandemic, the local nonprofit is efficiently providing food, health checks, and friendship to our most at-risk populations to reduce travel and limit crowd size to relieve hunger, contain disease, and prevent civil unrest.

Even though Springfield Country Club’s restaurant and banquet facility had temporarily closed to the public amid this pandemic, members of the team remained working (at a safe social distance) and opened back up the expansive kitchen to prepare thousands of meals each week to be delivered to families in need, all prepared with fresh ingredients.

With the support of a generous fresh food donations from preferred vendors including Performance Food Group, we are able to make over 1,000 meals every day.

Meal variety examples include beef burgundy over egg noodles with green beans, sirloin steak with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccoli, chicken fajitas, and turkey with corn and stuffing.

During these challenging times, it is important to find ways to come together to make a difference. Springfield Township has been a tremendous help and great partner during this crisis and our staff has remained optimistic and resilient. We are energized and motivated to really get behind this initiative to help our neighbors in need. While we are still operating with a reduced staff and cannot wait to open back up to the public, this partnership with Caring for Friends has quickly proven to be a wonderful way to turn a difficult situation into something positive.

Caring for Friends is feeding more seniors, kids and families than ever at this urgent time with the help of volunteers and partners like Springfield Country Club. Others can join in lending support through volunteerism and donations.  For every $1 donated to Caring for Friends, more than $6 is generated in free meals and services. For more information please visit

For those who are in need of food and friendship to help live comfortably in your home, or if your community nonprofit or place of worship is looking for food to feed the hungry in your community, Caring for Friends can help.  Contact the Caring for Friends office at 215-464-2224 OR reach out directly to the team at Springfield Country Club by calling 610-690-7600 and someone will assist in connecting you with a Caring for Friends representative.

Feeding-Hungry-at-Springfield-Country-Club (Springfield Country Club staff including Steven Balmer, Executive Chef (third from left), Pat Burns, President and CEO (fourth from left) and Nancy Steinmetz, Executive Vice President (far right) prepare meals for the hungry.)

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