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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Shark Tank food startup planting roots in Philadelphia after beta launch

October 31, 2016  by Amanda White

A Maryland-based produce delivery startup that hooked one of the Shark investors on ABC's Shark Tank earlier this year has decided to stay in Philadelphia after a successful beta period. Baltimore's Hungry Harvest, which received a $100,000 offer in January this year from Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec for a 10 ...

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Black Voters, Aghast at Trump, Find a Place of Food and Comfort

October 30, 2016  by Amanda White

PHILADELPHIA — Natalie Solomon was always an early riser. Back in her days at a Ford-owned auto electronics plant, managing production schedules and bringing in $60,000 a year with overtime, she would be behind the wheel of her Ford Explorer by 4 a.m. — in time to grab coffee at ...

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Top 5 Tips for Making Your Holiday Food Drive a Success

October 28, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

While it may feel like it’s too soon to start dressing the turkey or decking the halls, it’s never too early to begin planning your holiday food drive! Read on for our top tips for making your efforts a success: Register, register, register! In order for us to help you ...

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Letters: Working families need a raise

October 28, 2016  by Amanda White

Working families need a raise Benjamin Jealous' commentary struck a chord with Philabundance and the Coalition Against Hunger, as agencies that serve countless people who are working - often more than one job - and still struggling to make ends meet. In the majority of the households we serve, at least one ...

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Marnie Basick, Manna on Main Street Client

October 25, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

  Marnie is a smart and creative native New Yorker, who likes to write songs and poetry and has a BA from Penn State and Master’s degree from Arcadia University. She’s also on disability and goes to a local pantry for food and other support. Marnie has faced a lot of adversity ...

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PCK Graduate Finds Support in Food, Farming and Faith

October 19, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

On a sunny day in September, Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) Graduate Kevin is standing between two long rows of plant beds created from converted pallets and painted in vibrant hues of yellow, green and red. Sunflowers, vines of veggies and a full-size fig tree stretch over him, casting scattered havens ...

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Danny Garcia : Samuel Vargas Bout to Help Knockout Hunger

October 18, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Philadelphia’s own undefeated boxing world champion Danny Garcia is giving back to his hometown as he partners with Philabundance leading up to his Saturday, November 12 fight at Temple University’s Liacouras Center. Garcia is holding a food drive throughout the promotion and fans can drop off food between now and fight ...

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Save The Date: Giving Tuesday 2016

October 17, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

      One in five people in our area faces hunger. This #GivingTuesday, you can give up a luxury to give a necessity to someone in need. How?: By skipping one snack, your $1 will provide 2 meals to help feed those in need. Skip that morning latte, and you can provide 10 ...

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Los alimentos significan reunir a la familia para una voluntaria y cliente

October 13, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Note: You can click here to read the English version of this story or select your preferred language from the "Translate this page" drop-down menu in the top-right corner of our website. Vistiendo con orgullo una camiseta de Philabundance que dice “VOLUNTARIO”, Marisela ayuda a descargar cajas y preparar todo para ...

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Danny Garcia: Samuel Vargas bout a tribute to hometown Philly

October 13, 2016  by Amanda White

Welterweight world titleholder Danny Garcia has much love for the City of Brotherly Love, his hometown of Philadelphia, and is excited for the opportunity to fight there once again even if most view the fight as a mismatch. Garcia will take on Samuel Vargas in a 10-round nontitle bout on a ...

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