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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Inmates Get 2nd Chance with Help From Philabundance

April 28, 2016  by Amanda White

NBC10's Katy Zachary highlights Philabundance's Community Kitchen and its work with local inmates. To view the full story click here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Inmates-Get-Second-Chance-with-Help-from-Philabundance_Philadelphia-377446591.html

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IN FOCUS: Philabundance

April 26, 2016  by Amanda White

On “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we spotlight Philabundance, a nonprofit organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley. According to Philabundance, one in seven people in the United States face hunger. They say here locally, it’s one in four people in the Philadelphia area, second worst statistically ...

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Redemption Through Cooking

April 26, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

Richard K. went from being a successful entertainment lawyer to an inmate at Fort Dix Prison to a pastry chef at award-winning Zahav restaurant all within five years. He credits Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) for propelling him to where he is today. “I don't think I would have landed on my ...

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It Takes a Village: Lessons on Volunteering from a Retired Educator

April 20, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

  Christine (Chris) Dziczek is a retired New Jersey Regional High School educator who taught Health and Physical Education and directed the athletic program for 37 years. Here is Chris’s story about why giving back is important, in her own words: I’ve always been a people person and I needed to fill ...

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Driving out hunger: An Inside Look at Philabundance’s KidsBites Initiative

April 19, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Lauren Berman Philabundance transports roughly 30 million pounds of food each year to families and individuals facing hunger throughout the Delaware Valley...but have you ever wondered how they do it? PHL17's Lauren Berman follows one of the nonprofit's employees to find out. Philabundance currently employs ten transportation drivers, who collectively travel ...

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Chester’s non-profit food market tries to square mission with bottom line

April 15, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Laura Benshoff For 12 years, the City of Chester had no supermarket. In an effort to end this so-called "food desert," a local food bank plunked down a nonprofit grocery store in the impoverished Delaware County city in October 2013. Area food bank Philabundance opened the new store, called Fare & ...

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National Volunteer Week 2016: Philabundance Staff and Causes They Care About

April 13, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

More than 20,000 individual volunteers help offset Philabundance annual costs by $1.5 million. Our staff know just how vital volunteers can be to an organization and that's why they donate their time and talent to other organizations through our Staff Volunteer Program and on their own time, too. Here's a ...

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Phillies helping families in the Delaware Valley

April 12, 2016  by Amanda White

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Phillies are teaming up with Philabundance and Citizens Bank to help needy families in the Delaware Valley. First base coach Mickey Morandini and the Phillie Phanatic joined executives Tuesday at Philabundance in South Philadelphia. They kicked off the Phans Feeding Families initiative. Citizens Bank made the first donation ...

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Staff Volunteer Program Cultivates Collaboration, Builds Community

April 11, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

“In addition to furthering Philabundance’s organizational mission, staff employee volunteer programs have been proven to provide opportunities for employee development, encourage teamwork, improve communication, build brand awareness and improve employee retention,” says Manager of Direct Programs Hilary Stiebel, who also co-leads a new Philabundance initiative called the Philabundance Staff Volunteer ...

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Phans Feeding Families 2017

April 8, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Citizen’s Bank and the Philadelphia Phillies are joining together for the seventh year to bat hunger out of the Delaware Valley. Phans from all over the region will again help raise money and collect food for those in need. To support Philabundance and the 2017 Phans Feeding Families campaign, you can: ...

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