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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Around Town: Week of July 20

July 31, 2012  by 

Montgomery Media Close to 300,000 students in the Delaware Valley are enrolled in the school meal program that provides free and reduced lunches during the school year. Families that participate in the school meals program may struggle to put more food on the table this summer to feed their children to ...

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Share your harvest

July 31, 2012  by 

Daily Local News Share the Harvest is continuing around the Delaware Valley. Produce is typically the first thing cut from the shopping list when money gets tight. Through Sept. 22, Philabundance will accept produce donations on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 11 locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Each ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Phans Feeding Families Pre-Game Party

July 27, 2012  by 

Special guests include Phillies’ Roy Halladay*, Tom McCarthy, Phillie Phanatic & more; Event to fight hunger in the Delaware Valley   PHILADELPHIA – Tickets are now on sale for a Phillies Party with a Purpose on Sunday, August 5, hosted by Citizens Bank, The Halladay Family Foundation and the Phillies to benefit the ...

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Food Stamps in Elmo’s World

July 26, 2012  by 

NYT Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting How would you explain to Big Bird what a food pantry is? How might one Muppet explain to another why a family can  afford food for only the first 25 days of a 30-day month? How does a parent talk to a child who is taking ...

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Feeding America Stresses Crucial Need For SNAP Benefits For Children

July 26, 2012  by 

PRNewswire-USNewswire CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 - Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, is deeply concerned that the Farm Bill recently approved by the House Agriculture Committee would increase child hunger. The bill cuts $16.5 billion from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), which provides food relief to low-income ...

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SWAG Paticipates in NoLibs Food Drive

July 25, 2012  by 

SWAG Boutique is just one of the many businesses in Northern Liberties that will be hosting a food drive for Philabundance. From July 22nd - 29th, pair up your love for shopping, the holidays and hunger relief; drop off your canned goods today! Hosted by NoLibs First Friday. Click the invite ...

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Sharing the Abundance

July 25, 2012  by 

Fig Media Looking over past Wolff’s Apple House newsletters and the Wolff’s Facebook page, I’ve noticed that some of our favorite words are “abundant” and “abundance.” Our farm market really does stock pounds upon pounds of fresh produce, and this only increases during the local growing season. To maintain the high ...

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Boehner: No decision yet on farm bill

July 23, 2012  by 

The Hill By Erik Wasson and Molly K. Hooper   07/19/12 01:23 PM ET  - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday said there is still no decision on whether to bring the 2012 farm bill to a floor vote. The farm bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee last week on a ...

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CST Food Drive for Philabundance!

July 23, 2012  by 

CST Cheesesteaks We’re collecting food well into the fall (when supplies always seem to run dry) for Philabundance! It’s pretty easy—a pound of food for 15% off! Hit the pantry or stop in the grocery store before coming in, we’ll weigh it, and you get a little chunk taken off the ...

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PORTFOLIO: SEPTA riders increase food donations

July 23, 2012  by 

Daily Local News Philabundance’s shelves are well-stocked thanks to the generosity of SEPTA customers and employees who contributed 19 tons of food during the authority’s fourth annual “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive. The 2012 total is up from 17.8 tons of food collected last year. The food donated by SEPTA customers ...

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