Nutritional Development Services Teams Up With Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group For 2nd Year To Host $50,000 Matching Gift Challenge

The $50,000 matching gift challenge will support NDS’ hunger relief efforts in the Philadelphia Region.

For the second year in a row, Nutritional Development Services (NDS), an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is teaming up with Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group (CAS Group) to host a $50,000 matching gift challenge supporting hunger relief efforts in the Philadelphia area.

Recently, CAS Group commited $50,000 to NDS’s Community Food Program which will be used to purchase thousands of pounds of nutrious food and help stock the shelves of its network of 50 food cupboards throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

In an effort to feed twice as many neighbors in need, CAS Group is challenging others in the Philadelphia region to double the impact by pledging to match all donations made to NDS now though the end of January dollar-for-dollar up to the amount of $50,000.

“NDS is blessed to once again have the opportunity to partner with Convergence Acceleration Solutions Group (CAS Group) for the second year in a row for a $50,000 matching gift challenge,” said Lizanne Hagedorn, Executive Director of NDS.

“All gifts made during the CAS Challenge will help amplify our hunger relief efforts throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and go directly towards the purchase of food to help feed families, veterans, children, elderly, and those experiencing homelessness. We are grateful to CAS Group for their continued support of NDS and all those we serve on a daily basis.”

Those interested in supporting NDS and helping our neighbors in need can make a gift by visiting the NDS website at and clicking on the secure online donate button. Please include “CAS Challenge” in the “How did you hear about us?” comment box.

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Editor’s Note: For over 48 years, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) mission has been to serve children and those in need with healthy food. NDS accomplishes its mission in two distinct ways: by administering the federally-funded child nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program. For more information about NDS, an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.

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