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Monthly Archives: July 2016

KidsBites LunchBox Helps Single, Working Mom Fight Hunger

July 29, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

“Being a mom is the best job I have ever had,” says Melanie Hudson. “I would never trade it for the world.” In addition to being a rock star single mom, Melanie is a personal care assistant at an Upper Darby Middle School as well as an adult student at Eastern ...

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App Wants To Send DNC’s 50,000 Attendees’ Leftovers To Those In Need

July 25, 2016  by Amanda White

The City of Brotherly Love indeed. Philadelphia’s hunger-fighting organizations have teamed up to develop an app that makes donating leftover food from the Democratic National Convention to those in need a piece of cake. The app, called Food Connect, helps match restaurants, hotels, caterers and other local companies with excess food with ...

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Like Mother/Father, Like Daughter: Interview with Philabundance Parents

July 20, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

When Volunteer Coordinator Kali Hamilton’s parents flew in from California to visit their daughter in Philadelphia, they didn’t realize their site-seeing tour would include a stop volunteering at the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center. Here’s what they had to say about their experience: How did you feel after volunteering? To correct the ...

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Christmas in July at Clementon Park Splash World

July 20, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Hunger never takes a vacation!    Bring two (2) canned food items to Clementon Park Splash World between 4:00-6:00pm  on Friday, July 29th and pay half price for a Twilight Admission ticket.  Tickets include admission to the theme park and water park, PLUS you can have your picture taken with Santa from 6:00-8:00pm ...

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New App Aims To Prevent Leftover DNC Food From Going To Waste

July 18, 2016  by Amanda White

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With the large parties and events coming to town for the Democratic National Convention next week, top hunger-fighting organizations have developed a new app for party hosts and restaurants to donate extra food. The app, called Food Connect, matches anyone with an excess of food with the pantries ...

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Uber for leftovers: This app aims to eliminate DNC food waste in Philly

July 18, 2016  by Amanda White

When Pope Francis came to town and disrupted the city’s normal flow, restaurants all over Philly were stuck holding tons of uneaten food. Many didn’t know what to do with it — they didn’t want it to go to waste, but also didn’t have room to keep it fresh and ...

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Philabundance Appoints New Chief Development Officer/ Senior Vice President of Philanthropy

July 18, 2016  by Amanda White

Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2016 – Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is pleased to announce Caryn Rubinstein as its new Chief Development Officer/ Senior Vice President of Philanthropy (CDO/SVP), after having previously served as Director of Development since January 2014. Caryn began her new position on July 1. As ...

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Philadelphia’s Leading Hunger-Relief Organizations Team Up to Release Food Rescue App for DNC

July 15, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 2016 – Today Operation Food Rescue launched Food Connect, an app aimed at reducing hunger in the area and rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Operation Food Rescue is a collaborative effort of the city’s leading anti-hunger organizations, ...

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Family Grocery Store Trips Evolve into Hunger Fighting Effort

July 12, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Writer and Hunger Relief Advocate Margaret shares how she turns fighting hunger into a family affair at home: How often do you go to the grocery store? If you have a busy family like me then I bet it may be more often than you’d like. I’m also willing to bet ...

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Philabundance Helps Kids from Going Hungry Over the Summer

July 8, 2016  by Amanda White

Over the summer, tens of thousands of kids eligible for free school meals in our region lose their access to food. So Philabundance is stepping in to make sure those kids don't go hungry this summer, in a region where hunger is at a high about twice the national average. ...

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