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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Not a piece of cake: Program turned imprisoned lawyer into a pastry chef

May 31, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Stephanie Farr Richard Creamer says he was living high, a real estate and entertainment lawyer with "six or seven" houses and a few nice cars, when he began a high-grade cannabis-growing operation at a North Philadelphia warehouse in 2009. "It came across my plate in a way that was like, 'This ...

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Temple, Fresh Grocer donate to Philabundance

May 28, 2016  by Amanda White

Temple men’s basketball and Burns’ Family Fresh Grocer ‘Three’s For Hunger’ program culminates with large donation for Philabundance Temple men’s basketball, Learfield’s Temple Sports Properties and The Fresh Grocer of Progress Plaza teamed up this season to give back to Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest food bank. For every three-point basket ...

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A Struggling Parent Says Thank You

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Summer will be here before we know it, and siblings David, Isiah and Yamelette will be out of class for three months. When the last school bell rings, these kids will be worried. Like many of their classmates, David, Isiah and Yamelette rely on the school meal program for breakfast and ...

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Your Gifts Help Feed A Family in Need

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Ginette is a hardworking single mom with two school-age children, Connor, 9, and Gwen, 16.* Lately, it’s been tough making ends meet, especially now that Ginette has to devote most of her time to caring for Gwen, who has been too ill to attend school. Despite these difficulties, Ginette tries to ...

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A Family Won’t Miss Meals, Thanks to You

May 24, 2016  by Philabundance

Kareem and Shakeeda are proud parents of two school-age daughters — Yasmine and Mishaya – and their new baby, Kareem Jr. Ever since the baby was born, Kareem has been over the moon. While he admits having an infant can be challenging at times, Kareem says that the joy his son ...

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CANstruction 2016 People’s Choice Award Winner

May 24, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

  Congratulations to PennFIRST, the 2016 CANstruction People's Choice Award winner! On behalf of Philabundance we thank ALL the creative, innovative and passionate teams for your time, talent and support. Your collective work this year provided us with 49,585 pounds of food, which is more than 10,000 pounds extra compared to last ...

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You’re Helping Neighbors of All Ages

May 16, 2016  by Glenn Bergman

Wow, time really flies doesn’t it? In just a few weeks, it’ll be summer, and if you spend any time around children, you know what that means — they’re already counting down the days until school’s out. But three months out of school isn’t good news for every kid. Because more ...

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Chef Hugo’s Philabundance Rice Pudding Recipe

May 12, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

According to the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, consuming three daily servings of low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt is “an easy way for families to get a powerful punch of nutrients to help build stronger bones and healthy bodies and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.” Want to ensure all families have access to ...

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Ginger Carrot Soup with Roasted Peanut: A PCK Graduate Recipe

May 6, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Philabundance Community Kitchen Graduate Steve Parr’s first dish was scrambled eggs. With the skills and knowledge from his work in our program, today Steve is planning to open his own hospitality service in Brewerytown. Plus, he cooks up tasty recipes like this carrot soup with toasted sesame seeds! Carrot Soup with ...

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Fill A Glass with Hope 2016

May 4, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Fill a Glass with Hope is a collaborative partnership with a goal to provide fresh milk to those in need through Pennsylvania food pantries. As fresh milk provides the essential nutrients kids need to learn and grow, it is recommended that a child receives 3 cups of milk a day. For every $10 donated, ...

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