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Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Chestnut Hill Jazz Society Fundraiser to Benefit Philabundance

April 27, 2010  by 

We have been informed that this event has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. The Chestnut Hill Jazz Society is an emerging non-profit organization featuring a group of Jazz enthusiasts, devoted to promoting, fostering and supporting Jazz. Since 2009, they've provided the Delaware Valley with the best live Jazz shows in ...

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Philabundance’s Frozen-Meat Giveaway Draws A Crowd

April 27, 2010  by 

By Vernon Clark Inquirer Staff Writer In a sign of difficult economic times, a massive line of people formed in South Philadelphia on Monday to receive free frozen meat, frozen dinners, and dairy products. More than 400 people were gathered at Front and Dickinson Streets about 1 p.m. to receive the food being ...

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Canstruction

April 24, 2010  by 

Canstruction is back, featuring colossal can structures created by competing teams made up of architects and engineers. The teams showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of cans. The exhibit is free and on display at Liberty Place. Make sure to cast your vote for The People's Choice ...

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Philadelphia Letter Carriers To Help Stamp Out Hunger! On May 8!

April 20, 2010  by 

Philadelphia, PA (April 19, 2010) - On Saturday, May 8, Philadelphia's letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger. Now in its 18th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort ...

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Children Who Don’t Get Healthy Food Lag Behind

April 20, 2010  by 

By Glenn Ellis Philadelphia Tribune Staff I have become increasingly concerned about the health of our young people. As we continue to see higher rates of typical adult health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and the like in children, it is appalling to know how much of this is the result ...

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Philabundance is Appealing to the Community to Help Combat the Produce Shortage

April 19, 2010  by 

Philabundance is forced to cut back the fruits and vegetables available to those who need them most PHILADELPHIA -- April 19, 2010 -- A harsh winter, the devastating earthquake in Chile, and a rise in fuel prices have compounded to drive up the cost of produce. As a result, normal produce ...

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Architects, Engineers, Contractors Team Up To Canstruct A City Without Hunger

April 19, 2010  by 

Fourth annual Canstruction structures to be on view April 24 – May 2, 2010 at the Shops at Liberty Place PHILADELPHIA (April 19, 2010) – Joining the fight against hunger in Philadelphia for a fourth year, the city’s architects, engineers, and contractors are teaming up to create giant structures completely out ...

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Food pantries offer help for seniors in need

April 18, 2010  by 

By Kathleen E. Carey Delco Times Each month, Rosalie Gogos, an 80-year-old Glenolden widow, receives a 40-pound box filled with cereal, juice, canned fruit and vegetables and other food items to help when her income runs short. “It makes quite a bit of difference because I do get food stamps,” she said. “The ...

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CitySolve Urban Race Philadelphia

April 17, 2010  by 

ATTENTION PHILABUNDANCE FANS!! Ever want to be on The Amazing Race, but can’t quit your day job? Come out and support Philabudance by participating in CitySolve's Urban Race Philadelphia on April 17th. The event is a cross between The Amazing Race and a scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-6 solve clues, face ...

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Philadelphia-area food pantries short of produce

April 17, 2010  by 

By Alfred Lebrano Food pantries in the area are running low on fruits and vegetables because of bad weather in the South earlier this year and the Chilean earthquake. The amount of produce at pantries supplied by Philabundance, the region's largest hunger-relief agency, is down 45 percent compared with last year, said ...

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