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Desiree' LaMarr has been a Read to Succeed summer staff member for the past four years. Outside of helping our students, she serves her community. "Memories of not having enough to eat fueled Desiree' to first help herself, then to help others." This led her to opening a food pantry in her home.


"Murphy’s Giving Market was founded in an effort to stomp out food insecurities within the communities in which it serves."- Alfred Lubrano, Philadelphia Inquirer


Desiree' currently works in the Office of Early Childcare at the School District of Philadelphia as a Special Needs Coordinator. Prior to that, she was a Special Education Liaison for six years and a Philly Public School teacher for 11 years. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership and also in Special Education.


Read more about Murphy's Giving Market in the Philadelphia Inquirer: https://www.inquirer.com/news/hunger-upper-darby-philadelphia-covid-19-philabundance-food-insecurity-20210211.html

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