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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Philabundance Community Kitchen

December 23, 2016  by Amanda White

View the full video here. NBC10's Tracy Davidson speaks with Shontae Graham about Philabundance's Community Kitchen and how it helps give folks job skills to get a second chance in the work force.

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Bucks-Mont Collaborative: Getting By

December 23, 2016  by Amanda White

By Manna on Main Street and Philabundance So many in our community are just getting by. In Montgomery County… ◾80,000+ individuals, or one in 10, are food insecure; ◾23,000+ children experience food insecurity, with a troubling child food insecurity rate of 13.2 percent; ◾7.1 percent of the population lives in poverty and many more ...

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Philabundance’s Jose Vargas on Service with a Smile

December 22, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

Meet Jose Vargas, coordinator of Fresh for All – our free farmer’s market – and one of the friendliest faces a volunteer could encounter at Philabundance. How did you get started at Philabundance? I started as a Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) student in 2001. After graduating the program, I was offered ...

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100 Chester Families Get a Free Meal from Fare & Square

December 21, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> Doubling their contributions from last year, the Fare and Square in Chester continues to find new and better ways to help the community it serves. On Tuesday, 100 families were given a Christmas bounty of free food in appreciation for their patronage to Chester’s own non-profit grocery. “I want to ...

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The Brewing Give Back Fest – Beer Festival

December 20, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Come join us  for a great cause in raising money and awareness for Philabundance and another local non-profit organization. There will be 30 breweries offering samples, as well as light snacks and live music. Each brewery has graciously donated their beer, and all proceeds go directly to both organizations. More ...

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Major food drive benefits Philadelphia-area families

December 19, 2016  by Amanda White

To view the full clip, click here. SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- One of the city's largest anti-hunger events took place Friday in South Philadelphia right outside Citizens Bank Park. More than 300,000 pounds of donated food was transported there as part of the Toyota Tundra Food Drive, benefiting Philabundance.

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Experience of poverty opens eyes, hearts of Philly service providers

December 16, 2016  by Amanda White

To listen to the full clip, click here. On any other day, Colleen Young is an intake leader for Childcare Information Services of Philadelphia. She works with the county assistance office to help match low-income families with a day care center they can afford. But on a recent Thursday morning, on ...

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Initiative seeks solutions to turn food waste into jobs and revenue

December 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Every year the country spends $218 billion growing, processing and transporting more than 60 million tons of food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. On average, every person wastes 400 pounds of ...

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Shake Your Brass Festival

December 8, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Fly Bottle Records and Ruba Club proudly present: Shake Your Brass Festival! Join us at Ruba Club on Friday, Dec. 9, as we bring together THREE great bands with new directions in the Balkan brass band tradition, from across the Eastern seaboard: Black Masala from Washington, DC West Philadelphia Orchestra from Philly Cocek Brass Band from Boston ...will all come together ...

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“First Draft” Pre-Opening Party

December 8, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Join City Works Eatery & Pour House for their "First Draft" Pre-Opening Party. This  event will be ticketed, and admission will be limited to 200 guests. Each ticket will be $30 and will allow you to order anything you wish from the full menu, as well as an open bar. 100% ...

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