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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Charity Spin Class

February 28, 2011  by 

Join Hannah & Caitlin at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue for a live DJ charity spin class benefiting Philabundance.  Reserve your bike at the front desk today. WHERE: 224 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA WHEN: Sunday, March 13th at 9am COST: $35 Members $45 Non-members Visit http://www.sportingclubbellevue.com/ to learn more about The Sporting Club at the Bellevue. ...

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SNAP Judgments (Guest Blogger)

February 22, 2011  by 

Today nearly one in five Philadelphians will rely on SNAP benefits to feed themselves, and I will be one of them. SNAP or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was formerly known as food stamps and although the name has changed, many of the stereotypes of the program and its participants ...

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PB&J Floods the Delaware Valley

February 18, 2011  by 

From January 31st through Valentine's Day,  Facebookers urged friends to 'like' the Philabundance Facebook page in exchange for a peanut butter or jelly donation from ShopRite. Thanks to the incredible momentum, our Philabundance Facebook page gained nearly 5,000 new 'likes', more than doubling last year's growth; that's a whole lot of ...

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Companies Warn That Higher Prices Are Looming

February 14, 2011  by 

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD, MOTOKO RICH and WILLIAM NEUMAN New York Times A package of Oscar Mayer cold cuts. A pair of Nine West boots. A Whirlpool washing machine. By the fall, people will most likely be paying more for each of them, as rising prices hit most consumer goods, say retailers, food companies ...

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Susquehanna Bank #Tweets2Feed

February 14, 2011  by 

From November to December 31st, Susquehanna Bank pledged to donate 10 meals for every new person that followed their twitter page and an additional 5 meals for every re-tweet thereafter. Additionally,  Susquehanna Bank donated 50 meals for every new person that opened up a bank account in our region. Thanks to ...

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More Pennsylvania, New Jersey suburbanites using food stamps

February 13, 2011  by 

By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER In better times, when people felt flush, blackjack dealer Linette Fawkes could count on making as much as $80,000 a year in the once-humming casino where she works. The 38-year-old unmarried mother of four boys from Downingtown could easily afford her three-bedroom, $1,000 apartment appointed with leather ...

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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps to begin in Philly

February 10, 2011  by 

By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Born into poverty in Colombia, John Lyons suffered from hunger and lack of nutrition before being adopted by a Maryland couple at age 2. While he grew up without ill effects, Lyons, now 23, understood the suffering hunger brings. Today, he officially begins his new job, helping ...

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AmeriCorps volunteers sworn in to fight hunger

February 10, 2011  by 

By ERIN VANDERBERG The Associated Press Forty-eight young adults from around the country vowed to "get things done for America," as members of a new AmeriCorps VISTA program connecting people to food assistance programs were sworn in Thursday at a City Hall ceremony. The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps is the brainchild of Joel ...

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