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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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Grocery options edge closer to reality in city

July 23, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

By JOHN KOPP [email protected] @DT_JohnKopp CHESTER — Having gone years without a full-fledged supermarket, Chester residents soon will have increased access to healthy food options thanks to the openings of a pair of grocery stores in the coming months. Soloff Realty and Development Inc. will break ground Friday on a Bottom Dollar Food store, ...

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Fare & Square Announces Membership Enrollment Events in Preparation of Store Opening

July 16, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

Community members encouraged to sign-up for membership to receive maximum savings when Fare & Square opens Philadelphia, Pa- July 16, 2013- Fare & Square, a not-for-profit grocery store opening in the City of Chester, has announced dates for upcoming Carrot Club membership enrollment events at various locations across Delaware County. Fare & ...

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A plan to address city’s ‘staggering’ poverty

July 13, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer In an unusually frank document, the city has laid out stark statistical descriptions of poverty in Philadelphia, accompanied by a plan to try to deal with the problem. The Shared Prosperity Philadelphia plan, presented Thursday at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, states that at ...

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Delaware Valley College triples the size of its charitable garden

July 10, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

Susan Snyder Delaware Valley College in Doylestown will triple the size of its "Hope of the Harvest"  garden that in the past year grew nearly 16,000 pounds of food for people in need. The garden started with one acre on the college's main campus in February 2012, college officials said. Two acres ...

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STASH a Can for Philabundance

July 10, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

By Adrian Seltzer There are almost a million people in the Delaware Valley who face hunger every day. They are working families hit hard by the recession; children who don't have access to school lunches in the summer, seniors trying to make ends meet. Philabundance fights hunger and malnutrition across 9 ...

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Donate Your Surplus Zucchini

July 4, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

Michelle Dembo Support a cause that feeds those in need - the healthy way. Starting Saturday and continuing through Sept. 21, Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, is partnering with WXTU-FM (92.5) for the 20th anniversary of the Share the Harvest program. The goal: to collect any surplus from local ...

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Philabundance Kicks Off 20th Year of Share the Harvest

June 26, 2013  by Lindsay Bues

All produce donated through Share the Harvest will go directly neighborhood food pantries  Philadelphia, Pa. – June 25, 2013 – Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is kicking off the 20th anniversary of the annual Share the Harvest program with WXTU on July 6, 2013. Over the past 20 years, ...

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