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Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Front Seat View of Hunger

March 31, 2016  by Amanda White

  As part of Philabundance’s new member orientation, employees have the opportunity to visit the majority of Philabundance’s innovative programs and initiatives developed since its inception in 1984. One especially unique experience is having the opportunity to “Ride Along” with one of our truck drivers to pick up and deliver food ...

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Scrambled Eggs Lead to Success for Philabundance Community Kitchen Grad

March 28, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

  Crack. Sizzle. Whisk. Voila! These are the sounds of Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) Graduate Steve Parr’s earliest memory of cooking. When Steve was just 6-years-old, his father taught him how to make scrambled eggs; he was in awe of how one could take something raw in a hard shell and ...

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Chef Hugo Campos, Out of The Kitchen

March 23, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Name: Hugo Campos Philabundance Job Title: Chef Instructor, Philabundance Community Kitchen Where were you born? I was born in El Salvador, but moved to a suburb of Los Angeles when I was three years old. Are you fluent in Spanish? ¡Sí! How did you get involved in the culinary industry? When I was a ...

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Produce and Perseverance in Paulsboro

March 17, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

An emergency medical technician, a single mother to three boys, a caring co-worker, a kind friend — Theresa is many things to many people, but she says a “quitter” is not one of them. Theresa had to separate from her husband after 27-years of marriage when he became addicted to drugs. ...

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Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger

March 11, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 | PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART (3.1 miles) on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Join thousands of your neighbors on April 9, as we walk for our clients, friends and neighbors at the Coalition Against Hunger’s Walk Against Hunger! This family-friendly event raises funds for more than ...

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Working Together to Strengthen Our Community: AmeriCorps VISTA Position Now Available

March 11, 2016  by Philabundance

One in four people in Philadelphia faces food insecurity. An alarming half of the children in poverty – nearly one in five of the city’s children – live in deep poverty. The recent economic crisis is still very much a reality for many families in our region. An estimated 700 Philadelphia ...

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Cocinando por una segunda oportunidad en North Philly

March 7, 2016  by Amanda White

Una experiencia de vida de segundas oportunidades y de dar de regreso a la comunidad ha llegado al cierre de ciclo para el cocinero salvadoreño-estadounidense Hugo Campos. Desde octubre pasado, Campos ha estado al frente de la cocina comunitaria Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) en el norte de Filadelfia, un programa que ...

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Cooking up second chances in North Philly

March 7, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Ana Gamboa A journey of second chances and giving back to the community has come full circle for Salvadoran-American chef Hugo Campos. Since last October, Campos has been leading Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) in North Philly, a program that provides job skills for low-income women and men by preparing them to ...

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4 Ways Frozen Foods May Help Save Time and Add Nutrients to Your Next Meal

March 4, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Frozen foods can be a great way to save time in the kitchen and eat a healthy meal if you know what to shop for and how to cook it! Check out the following five tips to learn more. Plus, keep an eye out for Fare & Square's current prices ...

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Latino Profiles: Chef Teaches Cooking, Life Skills to Low-Income Adults

March 2, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Griselda Nevarez Hugo Campos was a toddler when he and his parents fled the civil war in El Salvador and moved to California. A year later, his parents separated and Campos' mom, not knowing a word of English, struggled to make ends meet. They moved around a lot until they settled ...

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