PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man known for his love of poultry has turned his newfound fame into an opportunity to help others.
Alexander Tominsky, known as the “Philadelphia Chicken Man,” attended a food giveaway in Mifflin Square Park on Sunday.
Tominsky has partnered with the South Philadelphia Community Fridge organization to make this possible.
“I ate so much I was in pain,” Tominsky told Action News last month. “And now it’s time to feed the people who are in pain because they don’t have enough to eat.”
Tominsky went viral this fall after eating 40 fried chickens in 40 days.
South Philadelphia Community Fridge, a 2-year volunteer organization, reached out to Tominsky after seeing his unique accomplishment and asked him to join their effort.
Tominsky was all in, urging his Twitter followers to donate to the cause.
With the money raised, South Philadelphia Community Fridge said it was able to purchase a refrigerator for DiSilvestro Playground that only had a dry food pantry.
Tominsky then urged his followers to participate in the December 11 fried chicken giveaway.
“Just bring a chicken,” he said. “It’s very simple. Very simple.”
Together, South Philadelphia Community Fridge, fans of “Philadelphia Chicken Man” and “Chicken Man” helped give away 250 fried chickens.
“What I have done to help my community is MINIMAL compared to organizations like @SouthPHLFridge. You deserve the highest praise,” Tominsky wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
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