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Monthly Archives: March 2014

The New Face of Food Banks: Fighting Hunger, Promoting Health

March 31, 2014  by 

Hunger is a complex social issue that requires a multi-faceted solution. While food distribution is the core of the work we do at Feeding America, many of our food banks also help people address the factors that contribute to their food insecurity. Recently, we visited Corpus Christi, Texas to meet Judy, a ...

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Local College Students Grow Produce To Help Feed Area Residents

March 31, 2014  by 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Local college students are learning about agriculture while growing produce to feed the needy. Hope of Harvest is a program that puts food on the tables of area residents. Scott Smith, Assistant Farm Manager at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown says this year, the program is expected to grow more than 50,000 pounds ...

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A Labor of Love and Service

March 31, 2014  by 

2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of AmeriCorps. Comprised of three main branches, including AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC), and AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA), AmeriCorps service members work on varied tasks throughout the US to “get things done for America.” From planting trees and ...

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Ambler Savings Bank Sponsors April Food Drive

March 28, 2014  by 

April is Community Banking Month, and community banks across the nation are celebrating their customers and communities. Ambler Savings Bank, located at 3009 Germantown Pike, is no different. The ban, which also has locations in Ambler, Schwenksville, and Limerick, is celebrating the month by giving back to our communities it serves. “We want ...

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Methacton School District to host annual String Jamboree April 3

March 28, 2014  by 

WORCESTER — The Methacton School District invites community members to hear Methacton Orchestra students perform at the annual String Jamboree on Wednesday, April 3. Starting at 7:30 p.m., more than 450 students from grades 4 through 12 will perform under the leadership of the high school seniors in the auditorium at ...

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Store associates featured on a special-edition Cheerios box sold exclusively at ShopRite stores

March 19, 2014  by 

WEST CHESTER, PA (March 17, 2014) –ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the ShopRite Partners In Caring Annual Cheerios Contest. To help the hungry in local communities, ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and held various events, ...

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ShopRite Partners in Caring Raises $1.24 Million To Feed Hungry

March 19, 2014  by 

HATFIELD, PA (March 17 2014) –ShopRite associates across six states banded together last September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the ShopRite Partners In Caring Annual Cheerios Contest. To help the hungry in local communities, ShopRite associates collected donations at check-out and held various events, raising ...

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Twins at Temple behind T-Shirt Business That Also Helps Philabundance

March 17, 2014  by 

Share the fruit you wear. That's the motto behind Fruitstrology, a budding new business of screen-printed tank tops and T-shirts designed by two Temple University business students, sisters Rachel and Sarah Stanton. For every shirt sold, a serving of fresh fruit is donated through Philabundance to Philadelphia-area children in so-called food deserts, where supermarkets ...

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Childhood Hunger in Philadelphia: How Can We Help?

March 17, 2014  by Philabundance

Today's guest blogger is George Matysik, the director of governmental affairs and public policy for Philabundance.At Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, we see the reality of hunger every day. Between the severe economic recession and the recent cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as Food Stamp), it’s harder than ever ...

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Crozer Nurses Donate Nearly 380 Meals for Philabundanc

March 14, 2014  by 

 During February, nurses represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center came together and collected 378 pounds of dry food and canned goods for Philabundance. The food donated will provide nearly 380 meals to people in need in the Delaware Valley, including ...

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