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6abc The Changing Faces of Hunger Series 2014

December 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

Each year, 6abc tells the stories of our neighbors across the Delaware Valley who struggle to put food on their tables. Below are links to those stories: The Changing Face of Hunger: KIDSBITES: STUDENTS EATING AND LEARNING HEALTHY The Changing Face of Hunger: Dee's Story The Changing Face of Hunger: Kia Rutling

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Food for thought: 1 in 8 Pennsylvanians struggle to find enough to eat

December 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

It's the time of the year when food is on the mind. George Matysik was thinking of food—or, to be more specific, the lack of it—when we asked him and others to submit maps depicting "their Pennsylvania" during one of our community forums earlier this year. Matysik turned in a map showing child food insecurity rates by county, ...

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OP-ED: Help feed hungry families this winter

December 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

Tom Woodward is the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia market president for Bank of America. Mark Bender is the interim executive director of Philabundance. For hungry families and individuals, winter can be one of the toughest times of the year. In 2014 alone, the cost to heat a home with oil is predicted to be ...

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6ABC JOINS PHILABUNDANCE IN HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

December 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

  Thanksgiving is just over a week away. And while many of us are planning and worrying about that big meal, others in our community are still thinking about their very next meal. That's where food banks like Philabundance and our own 6abc Dunkin Donuts Holiday Food Drive come in.Nearly a million ...

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Friday Arts December 2014: Philabundance, Soul Music and the Gross Lab

December 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

12/4/12 Inside Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley; the Gross Anatomy Lab at Drexel College of Medicine continues the tradition of learning art through anatomy; and Choral Arts Philadelphia celebrates the talents of local professional and amateur musicians.

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The Changing Face of Hunger: KIDSBITES: STUDENTS EATING AND LEARNING HEALTHY

November 28, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

According to the USDA, 15.9 million children are food insecure in the United States.That's nearly 1 in 4 kids.It's a stunning statistic and one of the many reasons 6abc partners every year in the region's largest food drive. Philabundance launched the KidsBites program in 2012 to provide school kids in disadvantaged ...

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Toyota Hauls Away Hunger with Philadelphia Food Drive

November 16, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

Nearly one million people in the Delaware Valley face hunger every day, and this holiday season, Toyota and the Tri-State Toyota Dealers take the wheel to help again, filling a fleet of Toyota Tundras with food donations for Philabundance (the region's largest hunger relief organization). After donating over 35 tons of food to ...

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Spread the Love with Philabundance and Subaru For Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014  by Lindsay Bues

Subaru will donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly for every new “Like” Philabundance gets on Facebook Philadelphia, Pa- February 11, 2014- Philabundance and Subaru are ready to Spread the Love for the fifth year and with  community wide support, help collect as much peanut butter and jelly as possible ...

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Meaningful Gleaning with Philabundance

July 26, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 Gleaning is the time-honored practice of combing through fields, harvesting that which the farmer has left behind. In a contemporary context, that can mean fruits or vegetables that are too big, small, or oddly-shaped to meet mainstream specifications. Because labor is among the biggest expenses on diversified ...

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Two groceries are headed to Chester

July 26, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer After a decade with no supermarket, making it one of the nation's most parched food deserts, Chester will soon have two. Groundbreaking for a Bottom Dollar is scheduled for Friday, while construction on Philabundance's Fare & Square, halted for most of July because of changes in the configuration, ...

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