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Food recovery program expands to include Hill dining hall

February 24, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

By JEFFREY CAREYVA Spare food at the Hill College House dining hall will no longer go to waste. Wednesday marks the expansion of Penn Dining and Bon Appétit’s food recovery program, an operation that donates unserved food to hungry locals in Philadelphia. At the start of the 2014 fall semester, 1920 Commons ...

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Giant Food Stores helping Philabundance Spread the Love

February 24, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

By Lois Puglionesi, Times Correspondent HAVERFORD >> Giant Food Stores is supporting Philabundance’s Spread the Love campaign in a characteristically big way. The Havertown store donated 3,240 jars of peanut butter and 100 loaves of bread to aid the cause on Tuesday. Each 18-ounce jar of peanut butter will make about nine ...

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6ABC/DUNKIN’ DONUTS FOOD DRIVE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER

February 20, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

The 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Holiday Food Drive had its most successful year ever.6abc president and general manager Bernie Prazenica was there to present Philabundance with a $90,000 check in South Philadelphia on Friday.This year's drive provided hundreds of thousands of meals to families in need.It's all possible through the generosity of ...

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Chesco school donates 1,000 jars of peanut butter

February 17, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

CHESTER COUNTY1,000 jars of jelly and peanut butter donated OXFORD Students at Bethany Christian School in Oxford donated more than 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly Friday to kick off the "Spread the Love" food drive at Philabundance. The Philadelphia food bank plans to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter and ...

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Hungry people need peanut butter, and you can help

February 12, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger says about half a million people in Philadelphia don’t have proper access to food. That means that, because their resources — earnings, government benefits, family, etc. — aren’t enough for them to attain healthy, balanced nutrition, those people live with hunger. Philabundance is one of the charities that works to pick up the slack ...

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Philabundance to Spread the Love to Hungry Neighbors This Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

Subaru will match jars of peanut butter / dollars donated through February 27  Philadelphia, PA- February 9, 2015- Philabundance will Spread the Love to families facing hunger this Valentine’s Day by collecting 10,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly for neighbors struggling to feed their families during the cold winter months. ...

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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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Honor the vision, celebrate the life

January 17, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

Martin Luther King's Birthday isn't like other holidays. What other holiday is known for being a day of service, "a day on, not a day off"? No overeating, no watching sports, no revelry, just a lot of people trying to make a splendid dream more real. An estimated 135,000 volunteers, a ...

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MLS WORKS: SuperDraft Prospects Nick Besler and Fatai Alashe lend a helping hand in Philadelphia

January 14, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

PHILADELPHIA – Over the past four years, Notre Dame’s Nick Besler and Michigan State's Fatai Alashe went head-to-head a number of times on the soccer field as midfielders for rival teams. On Wednesday, a day before both are expected to be taken in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft, the ...

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Woodbury Bottom Dollar closes doors for last time

January 13, 2015  by Lindsay Bues

Shoppers who pulled into the vacant parking lot at the Bottom Dollar grocery on Broad Street Monday afternoon would have been disappointed by what they found. As of 2 p.m. Monday, all 66 Bottom Dollar stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio were shuttered. The closings are to prepare for the sale of ...

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