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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Free summer meals available for kids in Philadelphia region

June 30, 2014  by 

With school now out, thousands of children who receive free and reduced school breakfast and lunch are at risk of missing meals this summer. But free summer meal programs are out there to help kids stay healthy until school starts again. However, it appears not everyone is taking advantage of these ...

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Philabundance Reaches Out To Green Thumbs To Help Feed The Hungry

June 28, 2014  by 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With tens of thousands of mouths to feed in the Delaware Valley, hunger relief organization Philabundance is asking home gardeners to donate any excess fruit and vegetables from their harvest. “Today is the kickoff of the share the harvest program,” explains Lindsay Hughes. Hughes, with Philabundance, says there will be weekly drop-off times ...

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Week Four: Paula Thomason

June 25, 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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Capitol Hunger Garden Breaks Ground for Fifth Season

June 24, 2014  by 

Legislators, administration officials, anti-hunger advocates, volunteer gardeners and others today broke ground on the 2014 Capitol Hunger Garden. This is the fifth year for the garden, which yields about 1,000 pounds of nutritious produce that is harvested and donated to emergency food providers.Groundbreaking for 1,000-square-foot garden, located on the side ...

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Vegetables can be given to needy

June 24, 2014  by 

If you plan your backyard garden with your eyes more than your stomach and never know what to do with your extra produce, here's a worthy option: Philabundance, through its Share the Harvest program, will be collecting extra produce all summer to be taken to nearby food pantries. Think Victory ...

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Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Summer Food Drive

June 20, 2014  by 

Through July 10, the YMCA branches below will be collecting non-perishable food donations as part of their Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Summer Food Drive. For a list of our high priority food items, click here. Abington 1073 Old York Road Abington, PA 19001 Ambler 1325 McKean Rd Ambler, PA 19002 Audubon 2460 Boulevard of the Generals West ...

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Philabundance Kicks Off Share the Harvest

June 19, 2014  by 

Philadelphia, Pa. – June 16, 2014 – Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is kicking off the annual Share the Harvest program with WXTU on June 28, 2014.Philabundance is asking gardeners to donate their extra produce to help neighbors in need. Gardeners who have not planted yet are encouraged ...

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St. Christopher’s Raises More than 130,000 Servings of Cereal for Children in Philadelphia

June 18, 2014  by 

(Philadelphia, PA)- June 18, 2014 - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, located in Philadelphia, recently joined in a competition with other pediatric hospitals to participate in a nationwide Cereal Drive.  Benefiting Philabundance, a Philadelphia-based food bank, St. Christopher’s set out to collect servings of cereal to help knockout hunger for the ...

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New Report Finds Fewer Kids in the Delaware Valley Have Access to Summer Meal Programs

June 18, 2014  by 

Philadelphia, Pa – June 18, 2014 – Summer in the Delaware Valley is fast approaching and thousands of children who receive free and reduced school breakfast and lunch are at risk of missing meals this summer.  The newly released study from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reported that ...

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A Personal Experience with Childhood Hunger

June 17, 2014  by 

While many families are looking forward to vacation, thousands of families are scrambling to figure out how to put food on the table over the next few months. There are more than 300,000 children in the Delaware Valley who are eligible for free and reduced meals in school.  More than ...

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