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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Vanguard Named Corporate Beetdown Champ!

September 29, 2011  by 

The Corporate Beetdown is a year-long campaign that tracks a participating company's volunteer, fundraising and food drive efforts. The company with the most points is named the Corporate Beetdown Champ and given bragging rights along with a cool revolving trophy! The trophy will be passed on to a new champ ...

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More Area Residents Are Depending On Food Banks To Survive

September 29, 2011  by 

Reported by Robin Culverwell KYW Newsradio PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A new report finds food banks are now the norm for many who might otherwise go hungry. Philabundance President Bill Clark says long-term reliance has on food pantries has developed for four reasons: a growing senior population on a fixed income, a growing population ...

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For Young Adults, A job famine

September 27, 2011  by 

By Jane M. Von Bergen  & Alfred Lubrano Inquirer Staff With a degree in economics, Yevgeniy Levich, 23, may understand better than most why so many people his age are out of work. He blames the lack of jobs on a myriad of reasons: the lack of regulation in banking that led to ...

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Thanks to All Who Attended!

September 23, 2011  by 

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended Our Hunger Symposium. Find materials from the event below! Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:30a.m. - 1:30p.m. The Hub at Cira Centre 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA National and Regional experts focused on the issue of Food Access: Mari Gallagher provided a keynote presentation delving into the impact of Food Deserts ...

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Hunger Experts, Meeting in Phila., Stew Over ‘Food Deserts’

September 23, 2011  by 

By Alfred Lubrano Inquirer Staff Writer Saying "sugar is the new street drug," a researcher who is an expert on the dearth of nutrition in low-income neighborhoods told an antihunger symposium in Philadelphia on Thursday that there are myriad health consequences for people living in so-called "food deserts." Mari Gallagher, a Chicago public-health ...

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Census Figures Show Record Numbers of Americans in Poverty

September 22, 2011  by 

By Alfred Lubrano Inquirer Staff Writer Stymied by a relentlessly dismal economy, more Americans were in poverty in 2010 than at any other time since poverty levels were first published 52 years ago, new government figures show. Overall, 46.2 million Americans lived in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009. The ...

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You Are What You Eat

September 21, 2011  by 

We're taking a break from our usual blog contributors to present a blog post from Mari Gallagher, Keynote Speaker for our first Hunger Symposium and expert on food deserts. It's a little longer than our usual blogs but well worth the read. In 1923, long before the rise of McDonald's golden ...

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Anti-Hunger Leaders and Activists Examine Food Access in Our Country

September 21, 2011  by 

On September 22, Philabundance Will Hold the First Annual Hunger Symposium to focus on food access in the United States and the Delaware Valley Philadelphia, Pa.- September 15, 2011- Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, is holding its first annual Hunger Symposium on Thursday, September 22, 7:30 am- 1:30 pm. ...

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Registration Closed

September 20, 2011  by 

Thank you for your interest in attending the Hunger Symposium. Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Shira Rosenwald at 215-339-0900 ext 223 or email srosenwald@philabundance.org.

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Shire’s The Great Food Fight! 2012

September 15, 2011  by 

The 21 schools participating in the 2012 Shire's Great Food Fight collected a grand total of 71 tons of food for those in need! That's incredible. Big Congrats to Owen J. Roberts High School of Chester County for collecting the most food in the competition and to Holy Ghost Preparatory ...

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