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Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Farm Bill Creates Gaps in the Nutrition Safety Net

January 30, 2014  by 

The newest Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation which sets American agricultural and nutrition policy, was just passed by the House and will be voted on by Senate as early as this week. Some elements of the bill are enormously complex, containing the minutest details of how our government ...

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5 Questions: The Changing Face of Hunger in Philadelphia and its Suburbs

January 29, 2014  by 

The challenges keep rising for Philabundance. The Great Recession and its aftermath have seen a rise in poverty and hunger in and around Philadelphia — and Congress’s recent decision to limit food stamps hasn’t made it easier to keep people from going hungry. The organization now serves 72,000 people a week ...

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Soup for the Soul 2015 – Moorestown, NJ

January 24, 2014  by 

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Support the Philadelphia Eagles in Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge

January 21, 2014  by Amanda White

Can't make it to Taste of the NFL's "Party with a Purpose" event on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco? You can still participate in Taste of the NFL's "Kick Hunger Challenge." 100% of donations to the Philadelphia Eagles team page will be distributed to Philabundance to fight hunger throughout the Delaware Valley. Support Philabundance through ...

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YBConnected “Network to End Hunger” @ The Union League

January 20, 2014  by 

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War on Poverty Anniversary

January 17, 2014  by 

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America”. This “War on Poverty” led to the creation of some of our nation’s most important social welfare programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Head Start. In addition, the Food Stamp program (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

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Radio 104.5 Studio Sessions Volume 6 (2014) is out!

January 15, 2014  by 

Radio 104.5 Studio Sessions Volume 6 (2014) is out! Radio 104.5 Studio Sessions Volume 6 is here! Some of the best Studio Sessions of the year are now on all on one album for your listening pleasure to benefit Philabundance. Featured artists include Imagine Dragons, Bastille, New Politics and more! Donate non-perishable food items to ...

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Leon Zanken, Fresh For All Client

January 14, 2014  by 

In the blink of an eye, unforeseen circumstances can impact someone's life forever. Leon Zanken, a New Jersey resident, experienced that reality firsthand after a debilitating motorcycle accident left him permanently disabled and unable to work as a mechanic. With mounting medical bills and the limited government aid he received, Leon ...

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LaKesha Logan, Fare & Square Shopper

January 14, 2014  by 

With an unemployment rate nearly twice the national average, Chester is one of the hungriest places in America. With the September opening of Fare & Square, Philabundance is helping change that. "Some people have been crying and depressed and really, really struggling to find employment," Chester resident LaKesha Logan said. With the September ...

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Paula Thomason, Fresh For All Client

January 14, 2014  by 

When you think of Haddonfield in Camden County, you may think wealthy suburb, but 4-percent of the town's population lives in poverty. Not so long ago, Paula Thomason was married. She had 6 kids and a thriving real estate career. But then her marriage fell apart and the real estate bubble ...

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