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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Rising in the (North)east

December 30, 2013  by Philabundance

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new data from its 2012 American Community Survey, spanning the five year period from 2008 to 2012. Covering the bulk of the Recession and its aftermath, this data reveals much about how poverty has grown and shifted form over the past several years in ...

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Make A Difference Today!

December 30, 2013  by 

The current economic climate has left more and more people struggling to make ends meet and relying on emergency food assistance to survive. And without caring friends like you, it would have been impossible

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Fight Hunger for Your End of Year Giving!

December 19, 2013  by 

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season. From parties to last minute shopping, it seems that there is not enough time to complete everything on our to-do lists. But if you are looking to give back to ...

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Poverty, need for food seen even in tony Chesco

December 17, 2013  by 

Carol Seaton lives beside the Brandywine River in the genteel precincts of southern Chester County. On crisp and icy days, "it looks like a Currier and Ives painting around me," said Seaton, referencing the iconic 19th-century winter tableaux of snorting horses pulling sleek sleds through snowy woods. But while the world around ...

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Million Meal Mission: Susquehanna Bank on pace to donate a million meals to area food banks

December 16, 2013  by 

Lititz, Pa. – Nov. 4, 2013 – Susquehanna Bank, which has donated more than 830,000 meals to area food banks since 2010, is poised to surpass the million-meal mark this year and is hoping the public can help them get there. Susquehanna has pledged to donate five meals each time someone ...

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Toll communities hold food drive

December 16, 2013  by 

Toll Brothers is hosting its fifth annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit Philabundance. Participating communities are collecting non-perishable food donations until January 31 at Toll Brothers’ decorated model homes. Communities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Lehigh, and Monroe counties are participating. During last year’s food drive, a total of 1,452 ...

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Toyota And Philabundance Haul Away Hunger With Philadelphia Food Drive

December 16, 2013  by 

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2013 --/PRNewswire/ -- How much food can you fit in the bed of a Toyota Tundra? How many Tundras does it take to deliver 70,000 meals? We're about to find out at noon this Friday, thanks to the Tri-State Toyota Dealers' annual "Toyota Tundra Food Drive" for Philabundance, the region's largest hunger ...

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Q&A: Fare & Square, an oasis in a U.S. food desert

December 16, 2013  by 

The Fare & Square grocery store located in Chester, Pennsylvania, looks just like any other supermarket in the United States. Its main doors open to an ample fresh fruit and vegetable section, followed by rows of household staples and refrigerated foods. The store stands apart, however, because not long ago, these ...

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Bank of America Supports Fare and Square

December 16, 2013  by 

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently presented a $50,000 donation to Philabundance to help support the opening of Fare & Square, the nation’s first nonprofit grocery store in Chester. Chester was a USDA determined food desert and had been without a grocery store since 2001 with 54 percent of ...

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Hauling Away Hunger at Citizens Bank Park

December 16, 2013  by 

Watch accompanying video here. PHILADELPHIA - December 13, 2013 (WPVI) -- They were hauling food at Citizens Bank Park Friday afternoon and lots of it. It was Toyota's 7th annual "Hauling Away Hunger Food Drive". The convoy of trucks circled parking lot P and Citizens Bank Park hauling food donated by 20 partners ...

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