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Change for CHANGE

May 19, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

Saving money to go to Disney World is a common experience for children who dream of meeting Mickey, parading with princesses and taking tea time twice a day. But when Brayden, a kindergartener at Good Shepherd Catholic School (GSC) in Ardsley, PA, heard about her school’s coin drive for Philabundance, she ...

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Sandberg, Phillies Team Up with Philabundance

May 12, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Nick Suss Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and representatives from Citizens Bank joined up with Philabundance on Monday to combat hunger in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance is a non-profit organization that provides relief for the hungry in the metro Philadelphia area by receiving food donations from farms, manufacturers, importers, retailers, wholesalers and ...

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Pinpointing Hunger at Home

May 7, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

The Gap Food insecurity is everywhere. But just how close is it to home? Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, says hunger exists in every zip code in the country. As we seek out more collaboration in the hunger movement, resources like Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap are becoming increasingly ...

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Manayunk Businessman Makes Donation to Philabundance

May 3, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Bernard J. Scally In a short ceremony outside his latest forthcoming venture, The Juice Merchant, located on Main Street, Bazemore and staff presented a $2,500 check to Philabundance April 30. According to Philabundance Event Manager Liz Edelen, that day was the final one for fund matching. The money presented will be ...

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Philabundance and PWPM Share A Rewarding Humanitarian Relationship

May 1, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Christina DiMartino Philabundance is a non-profit food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania. Nearly 900,000 people in the region are affected by hunger. Founded in 1984 with the belief that no person should go hungry, today the food bank provides food to approximately 75,000 people ...

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FYI Philly: Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival

May 1, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

The Taste of Three Cities food festival is coming to Philadelphia on May 9! "Coast to coast there is a love affair with food trucks. People have a crush on them," says Rob Mitchell, Vice President of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association and owner of the Cow and the Curd food ...

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Pearl S. Buck International Honors Philabundance Founder Pamela Rainey Lawler

April 30, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

Philabundance founder Pamela Rainey Lawler was honored as Pearl S. Buck International's 2015 Woman of the Year during an event at the Pearl S. Buck House in Hilltown on Thursday. The award honors women who, like Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, have distinguished themselves in their ...

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Valuing Our Volunteers

April 28, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

In 2014 alone, more than 17,000 people volunteered at Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center— offsetting labor costs by close to $2 million and allowing that savings to be reinvested into driving hunger from our communities. To honor, thank and encourage this impact, Philabundance celebrated National Volunteer Week 2015 by hosting exclusive volunteer ...

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Philabundance Founder Named Pearl S. Buck Woman of The Year

April 28, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Chris Palmer Pearl S. Buck International announced this week that it had named Philabundance founder Pamela Rainey Lawler its 2015 woman of the year. Lawler founded Philabundance in 1984, and it has turned into one of the region's largest hunger-relief organizations. In 2005, it merged with the Philadelphia Food Bank. The ...

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CANstruction 2015

April 18, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

Canstruction is a national charity that combines the competitive spirit of design with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Canstruction Philadelphia is organized by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and, last year, donated 47,402 pounds of food and $5,752.71, providing 58,907 meals to those in ...

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