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Back to the desert? Closing Bottom Dollar makes it harder for poor to eat well

January 20, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer LIFE ON the poverty line can mean getting some cupcakes in your stomach, even if you're dreaming of an avocado. Fresh fruit and vegetables might require a bus trip out of town or waiting until a check clears. Hitting up the corner store instead often ...

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Bank uses social media to help feed the hungry

January 6, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

By SARAH E. MORAN , For 21st Century Media Combining a marketing push for new customers and social media, a novel Susquehanna Bank campaign donated 147,000 meals to local food banks in November. The Susquehanna program, called #30DaysofThanks, comes at a particularly painful time of year for the hungry, as many Americans ...

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Giant talks turkey with Philabundance

January 1, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

By Lois Puglionesi, Times Correspondent HAVERFORD >> Giant supermarket in Havertown partnered with Philabundance this week to ensure that needy families share a nourishing holiday meal, with turkey as the main course. Employees of both organizations helped load 1,000 frozen Giant brand turkeys onto a Philabundance truck on Thursday for distribution to ...

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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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