Berwyn resident Leslie Gudel, the former anchor at Comcast SportsNet, recently launched a new charity, Food It Forward, writes Marc Narducci for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The nonprofit was started in the second week of March to help local restaurants and food banks and has already managed to raise more than $60,000. The concept is to raise money to buy gift cards from local restaurants and then distribute them.
The first set were distributed to frontline workers, such as hospital employees and medics. All subsequent gift cards are being donated to food banks.
So far, around 50 local restaurants have taken part in Gudel’s program, which services Wayne, Berwyn, Devon, and Paoli.
This is not Gudel’s first charitable project. She is also founder of Kendall’s Crusade, named after her daughter who suffered a stroke caused by arteriovenous malformation. She decided to start the nonprofit after seeing how much support she and her family received during their toughest time.
“A reason it’s important to give back to the community is because it was our community who helped us so much,” Gudel said.
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