FS Foundation

Supporting a food pantry and community resource

June 28, 2024 | 2 minute read

PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, June 6, 2024—For the second year in a row, FS Investments volunteers provided support at the Free Choice Pantry & Farm Stand at the Lutheran Settlement House (LSH). Colleagues organized and distributed canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as rejuvenated LSH’s garden by pulling weeds, mulching and repotting plants.

“Volunteers are such an integral part of the pantry, we’re so grateful for [FS Investments’] help and support. Currently we see as many as 200 families on a Thursday. Your help enables our Choice Pantry to run smoothly. I also want to thank all [the volunteers] who helped with beautifying our outdoor space, which goes a long way in making people feel welcomed at Lutheran Settlement House.”–Dana Barnes, Volunteer Manager, Lutheran Settlement House
FS Investments is proud to support LSH and their mission. In addition to volunteering, FS Investments sponsors LSH’s annual Powerful Together Feast, which brings the community together to raise funds for vital resources with a night of delicious food and inspiring presentations.

“The FS Foundation provides numerous and diverse opportunities to be civically engaged. Thanks to FS Investments, I attended the Powerful Together Feast and felt inspired to get involved. After hearing personal stories about life-changing services provided by LSH, I made a donation, which was matched by the FS Foundation. I also took the opportunity to volunteer alongside colleagues. We had an uplifting and energizing day meeting neighbors and lending a hand. I look forward to continuing my support of LSH personally and through the firm.” –Aldercy Lam, Associate, Corporate Affairs, FS Investments

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a nonprofit, community-based organization committed to serving children, adults and families living in Philadelphia. The core mission of Lutheran Settlement House is to empower individuals, families and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational and advocacy services. Learn more about the Lutheran Settlement House.

“FS Investments has been an incredible partner in the work to ensure that everyone can live with dignity, meaning and joy. We are grateful for their financial sponsorship of Powerful Together, our annual event providing Lutheran Settlement House with the resources we need to respond to crisis and help people find safety and hope. And we love how FS shows up. They were at the event celebrating our clients’ successes, and they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty (literally!) helping families in our food pantry and planting flowers to create a beautiful and welcoming environment.” ­–David Chiles, Executive Director, Lutheran Settlement House

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