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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tag-team fills in summer meal gap for kids

June 23, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Ayana Jones More than 330,000 children in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a new study from the Food Research and Action Center, which advocates for domestic polices to fight hunger and malnutrition. To help fill the meal gap, Philabundance, a hunger relief ...

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Philabundance Community Kitchen’s Homemade Ricotta Recipe

June 23, 2016  by Philabundance

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.” Learn how YOU can help provide milk for ...

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Need to Fill Food Pantries Locally During Kid’s Summer Break

June 21, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Kristen Johanson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Summer means beach vacations, camp and free time, but for some families who rely on school meals for their children, this time of year can be tough. More than 300,000 children in our area lose their school breakfast and lunch meals during summer break. “Hunger is just ...

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Q&A with Government Relations Associate Emma Kornetsky

June 20, 2016  by Philabundance

Meet Philabundance’s Government Relations Associate and learn how she’s helping us fight hunger! Name: Emma Kornetsky Years at Philabundance: 3 My role as Government Relations Associate will allow me to… advocate for policies and programs that address hunger and poverty. The most misunderstood thing about politics is: Regular citizens really do have a say ...

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More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer

June 20, 2016  by Amanda White

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer Philadelphia, PA – June 17, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of kids in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a newly-released study from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). ...

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Commentary: School’s out, and often that means kids go hungry

June 20, 2016  by Amanda White

Thousands of parents aren't celebrating the arrival of summer. They're dreading it. That's because 300,000 children in our area will lose their school meals this summer, and local food banks, emergency kitchens, and pantries are bracing for the dire need about to hit. How bad is the problem? In Camden, Philadelphia, and ...

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Father’s Day Special: Repack Supervisor Damien on His Daughter & Giving Back

June 17, 2016  by Philabundance

Name: Damien Douglas Job Title: Repack Supervisor… and Dad Extraordinaire! How long have you been working at Philabundance? I’ve been working at Philabundance since October 2010. I initially interviewed for another position in the warehouse, but my sunny personality won out and I was placed in Repack! I’ve been working with volunteers ...

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Guitar Legends Tribute Night at The Trocadero Theatre 6/30

June 15, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Join Live at The Fillmore as The Allman Brothers Band, Kiss The Sky as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Strange Brew as Cream. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit Philabundance. Tickets: $15 - $25 Time: 8pm Location: Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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SEPTA Stop Hunger at Your Station 2016

June 15, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

From June 6-20, 2016 SEPTA collected donations of canned goods at 43 designated stations throughout the transit system, providing food items to those in need. As a result, SEPTA riders donated 15,497 pounds of needed food items and $9,000, equating to over 33,000 meals to our neighbors in need! Thank you SEPTA ...

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Join Senator Casey in the Fight to Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs

June 9, 2016  by Philabundance

On Monday, Senator Bob Casey took a tour of Fare & Square, Philabundance’s non-profit grocery store in Chester, PA. He also met with staff and customers as well as partners from the Chester County Food Bank and Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger to discuss the importance of federal nutrition programs ...

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