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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shire’s Great Food Fight! Collects 71 TONS

April 30, 2012  by 

Once again, big-hearted high school students across Southeastern Pennsylvania showed just how much they can make a difference in the fight against hunger. The two week food drive competition among 21 schools in 5 different counties brought in 71 tons of food, beating last year's total of 64 tons. That's ...

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Empty Bowls Feed Empty Bellies, Providing 8,600 meals!

April 29, 2012  by 

Empty Bowls is a national movement that has become an annual Philabundance benefit lead by middel school teacher, Laurie Schenfelt where students create ceramic bowls that are then sold at a soup and bread dinner held by staff and students. Students are taught how to make beautiful bowls in their ...

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What does it mean when one in seven people in the U.S. gets food stamps?

April 27, 2012  by 

By Jack Cafferty CNN Forty-five million people - that's one in seven living in the United States - received food stamps last year. That's a 70% increase from 2007, according to a shocking new report by the Congressional Budget Office. It shows that in 2010, about three out of four food stamp households included ...

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2nd Annual Cupcake Competition In Northern Liberties Will Benefit Philabudance

April 24, 2012  by 

By Tim Jimenez CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --- How does a "fried chicken cupcake" sound?  Bakers will share their wildest cupcake concoctions this Saturday in Northern Liberties, to benefit a Philadelphia food bank. It's the second annual "Cupcake Smash," at the Piazza at Schmidt's. "Come hungry to help the hungry," says Marlo DelSordo with ...

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April 24, 2012  by 

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The Dignity of Choice

April 24, 2012  by 

When I first began working at Philabundance in August, I was slightly embarrassed by my somewhat obscure food choices and how strongly they define my identity. I didn't think it was appropriate to care so much about food as I set out to work for an organization that helps people ...

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Bank of America Named 2012 Corporate Partner of the Year

April 24, 2012  by 

Via PR Newswire Recognition for company efforts in raising awareness, funds to help fight hunger CHICAGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bank of America has been named the Feeding America 2012 Corporate Partner of the Year in recognition of its commitment to helping raise awareness around the issue of hunger. The award ...

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Food Desert Debate Heats Up With Mari Gallagher’s Response to New York Times Story

April 19, 2012  by 

By Monica Eng Chicago Tribune A lot of food policy watchers were scratching their heads earlier this week over a New York Times story that said "food deserts" (low income areas with little access to healthy food) actually offered more variety and closer access to grocery stores than more affluent areas. That conclusion ...

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Local ShopRites Commit to Reducing Food Waste, Increasing Donations

April 19, 2012  by 

By Crissa Shoemaker DeBree PhillyBurbs Ten Philadelphia-area ShopRite stores, Philabundance and a New Jersey organic recycler have joined the Environmental Protection Agency's Food Recovery Challenge, which encourages organizations to reduce, donate and recycle as much of their excess food as possible. The ShopRite stores that are owned and operated by the Brown family ...

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EPA Welcomes Ten Philadelphia Area ShopRite Stores and Philabundance into the Food Recovery Challenge

April 19, 2012  by 

Organic Diversion, an organic recycler, also joins the Food Recovery Challenge PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2012) -  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially welcomed new members from the Philadelphia area into its Food Recovery Challenge. EPA's Food Recovery Challenge encourages organizations to reduce, donate, and recycle as much of their excess ...

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