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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Walmart Giving in Last Fiscal Year Exceeds $1 Billion for the First Time

April 30, 2013  by 

In Pennsylvania Walmart Provided $19.7 Million to Charitable Organizations During Last Fiscal Year [Philadelphia, PA][April 23, 2013] – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions, making it the first time Walmart or any U.S. retailer ...

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Be a Summer Hunger Hero

April 29, 2013  by 

Hunger doesn't take a vacation and during the summer months, putting food on the table can be more challenging for many families because of the absence of free and reduced school meals. You can be a hunger hero by making a donation or participating in one of the many programs that ...

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3rd Annual Cupcake Smash Takes Place In Northern Liberties

April 29, 2013  by 

By Justin Udo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philabundance hosted its 3rd Annual Cupcake Smash on Saturday, an event to raise money for the organization as it tries to address hunger issues in the Delaware Valley. 40 competitors, half amateur, half professional invaded PYT in the the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties with ...

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Philabundance Takes Time To Honor Volunteers

April 29, 2013  by 

By Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Friday was the final day of National Volunteer Week, a time when non-profits and agencies say thank you to the thousands who serve their community. Philabundance uses about 16,000 volunteers each year to sort and pack food. Every month hundreds help pack more than ...

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Stradley Ronon Partner Appointed Co-Chair of Philabundance’s Ceres Society

April 29, 2013  by 

Stradley Ronon partner Ellen Rosen Rogoff has been appointed co-chair of Philabundance’s Ceres Society, an exclusive group of women who harness their collective power and influence to fight hunger through advocacy, action and financial support. Ms. Rogoff joins NBC10 news anchor Tracy Davidson as co-chair of the group. Ms. Rogoff practices in the ...

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Honor the Women in Your Life by Helping People in Need in Our Area

April 24, 2013  by 

All of us have important women in our lives—mothers, spouses, partners, grandmothers and wonderful female friends. This year, the Ceres Society is spearheading a Mother’s Day campaign to honor these special women and also help to end hunger in our community. As Ceres Co-Chair, I hope that you will join ...

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Log College Students Raise $3000 For Philabundance

April 24, 2013  by 

Students hosted an 'Empty Bowls' dinner to raise money and awareness about hunger. One of the many service learning projects at Log College Middle School is an annual charity event called Empty Bowls. Empty Bowls is an international movement that has participants create ceramic bowls to then be sold at a soup and bread dinner.  Proceeds go ...

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Spring Match 2013

April 23, 2013  by 

As more and more people line up at the food pantries and soup kitchens we serve, organizations are turning to us to get them the food they desperately need.  It is harder than ever to meet that demand. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to make the task a great deal easier. ...

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Fare & Square Announces Information Session Schedule For Employment Opportunities

April 23, 2013  by 

Fare & Square hires Chester resident as membership manager Philadelphia, Pa- April 22, 2013- Fare & Square, the nonprofit grocery store that will open this summer in the City of Chester, Pa, will hold the first of four job information sessions. The first information session will be held on Wednesday, May ...

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Who Makes Up the ‘Working Poor’ in America?

April 15, 2013  by 

Roughly 46 million people in the U.S., or 15% of the population, lived below the official poverty line in 2011 ($11,484 for an individual or $23,021 for a family of four per year). About 10.4 million of them are considered part of the “working poor.” That means they spent at least half ...

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