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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

Another nor'easter is taking over the northeast, messing up schedules and travel for a lot of people. The Philadelphia 76ers were forced to postpone a season ticket holder VIP dinner due to the storm on Tuesday night, leaving them with $20,000 in food to deal with and no event to host. The organization did the best thing they could have possibly thought of, donating the food to Camden's cathedral kitchen. The event was originally supposed to take place at their practice facility in Camden.

Cathedral Kitchen is the largest "soup kitchen" in Camden, NJ and they provide thousands of meals each month to the poor and needy. 
The Cathedral Kitchen (CK), a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1976 after four young Camden residents attended an International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia to hear Mother Teresa speak on the occasion of America’s bicentennial. Inspired, they formed a conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society with the goal of helping the hungry in Camden. With zeal and a bank balance of only $146, they began a volunteer program serving soup and sandwiches to those in need; today it is the largest emergency meal program in Camden. 

Over its 40-year history, the CK program has developed from a simple one of offering soup and sandwiches to a few hungry people, to a highly-organized emergency meal program that has served over one million meals to the poor and hungry.
Despite the snowy weather, the Sixers' match-up at home against Memphis is on as scheduled Wednesday night for 7pm.


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