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Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Quarter of Philadelphians are Food Insecure. What are we doing about it?

November 30, 2016  by Amanda White

By Alex Jones The Line On a blustery, sunny Friday she’s taken off of work, Melanie Hudson waits in line for food. “I have a lot more month than money,” says Hudson, 46, who works with autistic teens at Upper Darby High School. Her 17-year-old daughter Veronica is an honors student at the ...

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PCK Grads at Reading Terminal Market

November 23, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Chef Amanda Dobbs of Virtuous Foods & Events and Chef Steven Parr III are both alumni of The Philabundance Community Kitchen. Join them as they demonstrate creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers for some new and different dishes after the holidays. This is a free demonstration. More details here.

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Advocacy Action Now: PA’s Government Fights Hunger, But More Can Be Done

November 22, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has one budget line item which specifically aims to reduce hunger for the 1 in 7 Pennsylvanians who are food insecure. This budget line item includes two programs — the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS). This year, we are ...

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Ways to Help Philabundance Year-Round

November 17, 2016  by Amanda White

Trang Do reports from Philabundance with ways to help. Click to view the story here.

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Why We Advocate

November 17, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

Written by: Emma Kornetsky, Government Relations Associate Theresa’s job as an EMT doesn’t cover it all her bills. Joe’s social security benefits are never quite enough. Letitia is a single mom with epilepsy, making it difficult to work. These individuals rely on Philabundance for support each week and they were also ...

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Medical Student Faces Hunger, Finds Help with Fresh For All

November 15, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

In 2011, Ariana was a medical student at The Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, facing a problem all-too common in healthcare: burnout. Smart and motivated, Ariana was also stressed and struggling to pay her bills. Ariana’s family in Brooklyn, NY, helped out when they were able, but they ...

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Phan Cave 3rd Annual Turkey Day Tailgate

November 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Join Phan Cave, Philly’s luxury tailgating company, and Philly PR Girl as they tailgate in style at their 3rd Annual Turkey Day Tailgate event. Make your pilgrimage down to Crabby’s Cafe in Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA) to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles as they take on ...

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Good Samaritan Food Pantry Helps Feed the Region’s Hungry

November 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Click here to see the full story. PAOLI, Pa. (WPVI) -- As the holiday season approaches, 6abc is once again partnering in the region's largest food drive and, in a series of special reports, we are focusing on the effort to end hunger in our area. Every week, Philabundance helps 90,000 people ...

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You’re Sharing Joy with Families in Need

November 14, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Little Anthony, 2, can count perfectly to 10 — in both English and Spanish! With his smarts and easy smile, you’d never guess his family was struggling with hunger. His mother, La’Shorn, is raising Anthony on her own and enrolled him at a childcare learning center while she worked her housekeeping ...

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A Letter from Glenn – November 2016

November 12, 2016  by Glenn Bergman

I get especially excited about the great things your support makes possible at this time of year. The holiday spirit is evident throughout our community — in the number of food drives you host, generous turkey distributions at agencies and other efforts to bring joy to our neighbors in need. As ...

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