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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Westtown Senior Class Donates to Philabundance

May 31, 2011  by 

By Sara Mosqueda-Fernandez Staff Writer Chester County Daily Local News WEST CHESTER --- Westtown School seniors raised $5,000 for local hunger relief as a group senior project. Senior officers of the 2011 class presented a check to David Chiles, senior manager for Philabundance's volunteers. Chiles said the funds are equal to more than 10,000 meals ...

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The Nutrition Coalition, Clemens Food Group and Philabundance Fight Hunger in The North Penn and Indian Valley Communities

May 30, 2011  by 

Philadelphia, Pa. - June 6, 2011- On Friday, a group of Delaware Valley organizations kicked off a partnership that will further their efforts to fight hunger in the Greater North Penn and Indian Valley communities. This collaboration of organizations is working to provide six Montgomery County food pantries with frozen ...

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Frozen food storage and transportation helps feed those served by food pantries (video)

May 30, 2011  by 

By Bob Keeler Staff Writer Montgomery Media Six area food pantries just got more help in providing meats and other types of protein to those who face the risk of going hungry. "When you get a fresh product, you have to get it out right away, or if you have a frozen product, not ...

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Philabundance: Hunger in suburbs adds to worries for food bank

May 30, 2011  by 

By Solomon D. Leach Metro Philadelphia Ten minutes before the weekly Fresh For All distribution by Philabundance closed for the day, the line of folks in the parking lot of Christ Lutheran Church in Upper Darby was still growing. Some people had sacks, while others pushed carts. Regardless of how they carried ...

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Pennsylvania legislators bowl to raise money for food banks

May 30, 2011  by 

By Sari Heidenreich The Patriot News Rep. John Myers, D-Philadelphia, said he would have gone on strike to raise awareness of Pennsylvania's 1.2 million hungry citizens. But when he realized the "Strike for Hunger" was a bowling fundraiser for food banks, he --- and about 80 other legislators --- participated anyways. At the ...

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Philly’s Best

May 26, 2011  by 

I arrived in Philadelphia six months ago, displaced from my beloved Chicago, to work as an Americorps Vista.    Although I have many qualms with this city (dirty streets, lack of appreciation for professional basketball, etc.,) I have been overwhelmingly surprised by the sense of community in Philadelphia. Much of my appreciation ...

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Bryn Mawr Acme to be replaced with bigger and better one

May 19, 2011  by 

By Cheryl Allison Mainline Media News Acme Markets, with officials from Haverford and Lower Merion townships, symbolically broke ground May 17 for a new "flagship" store in Bryn Mawr to replace its 55-year-old building at Lancaster Avenue and Pennswood Road. An expanded, full-service store is expected to open in about 10 months, in ...

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You CAN Do It: Canstruction displays fight hunger in Philly

May 16, 2011  by 

By Ariela Rose The Griddle On Friday night a group of the city's architects, engineers and contractors gathered together at Chestnut Street's Shops at Liberty Place to take part in Canstruction, an intense 12-hour build that utilizes cans and only cans to create intricate, gravity-defying structures. This year's teams went all out ...

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Wells Fargo Bank Customers Vote Philabundance!

May 16, 2011  by 

Working together to make good things happen! Wells Fargo celebrated their arrival into the Philadelphia market by encouraging customers to vote for their favorite cause. In the spirit of continuing great community partnerships, Wells Fargo would provide a generous donation to the chosen charities based on votes. Among the charities ...

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FMC Corporation Commits to Fighting Hunger

May 16, 2011  by 

We are proud to announce that FMC Corporation is generously sponsoring Philabundance's South Philadelphia Fresh For All location for one year. The partnership comes at a time when poor global weather conditions are driving up demand and cost of fresh fruits and vegetables, placing a strain on industry donors that typically ...

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