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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Chester breaks ground on new supermarket

July 30, 2013  by 

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2013 CHESTER — The days of Chester being a food desert - lacking a supermarket for more than a decade - are numbered. City officials ceremoniously Friday broke ground on a new grocery store, an act that signified the end to a longtime void. The Bottom Dollar Food store ...

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Meaningful Gleaning with Philabundance

July 26, 2013  by Evan Post

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 Gleaning is the time-honored practice of combing through fields, harvesting that which the farmer has left behind. In a contemporary context, that can mean fruits or vegetables that are too big, small, or oddly-shaped to meet mainstream specifications. Because labor is among the biggest expenses on diversified ...

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Two groceries are headed to Chester

July 26, 2013  by Evan Post

Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer After a decade with no supermarket, making it one of the nation's most parched food deserts, Chester will soon have two. Groundbreaking for a Bottom Dollar is scheduled for Friday, while construction on Philabundance's Fare & Square, halted for most of July because of changes in the configuration, ...

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Cook-up Support for Delaware Valley Families This Summer

July 25, 2013  by 

With summer fun and barbecues in full swing, it can be easy to forget about a key issue we continue to battle in the Philadelphia region – hunger. More than 325,000 children in the Delaware Valley rely on free and reduced meals during the school year. These families need our ...

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Grocery options edge closer to reality in city

July 23, 2013  by Evan Post

By JOHN KOPP jkopp@delcotimes.com @DT_JohnKopp CHESTER — Having gone years without a full-fledged supermarket, Chester residents soon will have increased access to healthy food options thanks to the openings of a pair of grocery stores in the coming months. Soloff Realty and Development Inc. will break ground Friday on a Bottom Dollar Food store, ...

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Toyota Favorite Local Places Tour

July 22, 2013  by 

Friday, August 16, 2013 - Sunday, August 18, 2013 Toyota is partnering with Philabundance for the Toyota Favorite Local Places Tour in Philadelphia from August 16-18. Stop by to ask questions, learn about the latest Toyota products and test drive a vehicle. For each test drive, Toyota will make a $5 donation to ...

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Fare & Square Announces Membership Enrollment Events in Preparation of Store Opening

July 16, 2013  by Evan Post

Community members encouraged to sign-up for membership to receive maximum savings when Fare & Square opens Philadelphia, Pa- July 16, 2013- Fare & Square, a not-for-profit grocery store opening in the City of Chester, has announced dates for upcoming Carrot Club membership enrollment events at various locations across Delaware County. Fare & ...

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A plan to address city’s ‘staggering’ poverty

July 13, 2013  by Evan Post

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer In an unusually frank document, the city has laid out stark statistical descriptions of poverty in Philadelphia, accompanied by a plan to try to deal with the problem. The Shared Prosperity Philadelphia plan, presented Thursday at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, states that at ...

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Delaware Valley College triples the size of its charitable garden

July 10, 2013  by Evan Post

Susan Snyder Delaware Valley College in Doylestown will triple the size of its "Hope of the Harvest"  garden that in the past year grew nearly 16,000 pounds of food for people in need. The garden started with one acre on the college's main campus in February 2012, college officials said. Two acres ...

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STASH a Can for Philabundance

July 10, 2013  by Evan Post

By Adrian Seltzer There are almost a million people in the Delaware Valley who face hunger every day. They are working families hit hard by the recession; children who don't have access to school lunches in the summer, seniors trying to make ends meet. Philabundance fights hunger and malnutrition across 9 ...

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