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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Volunteer to Help Feed Hungry Kids

February 21, 2017  by Stefanie Arck

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is located in Philadelphia’s first congressional district, where 25% of children are food-insecure. Kids often come in for doctor’s appointments hungry, which is exacerbated by wait times. Those with appointments during the school year are likely to miss at least one of the free meals ...

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Soup for the Soul

February 17, 2017  by Philabundance Events

Join Moorestown High School's Interact Club for an all you can eat buffet style meal donated from local restaurants. Enjoy live music and raffles all to benefit Philabundance!

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For the Fisher-Murphy Household, Volunteering is a Family Affair

February 17, 2017  by Kali Hamilton

Written by Michael Schaffer It isn’t exactly family board game night or movie night, but volunteering at Philabundance is definitely a family event for Keri Fisher, her husband Matt Murphy and their three kids. Four or five times a year, Keri, Matt and their offspring – Declan Murphy, 12; Ronan Murphy, 10, ...

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Home-grown fare to feed the people of Chester

February 14, 2017  by Philabundance

CHESTER > Come springtime the Fare & Square in Chester will begin selling locally grown fruits and vegetables that were grown at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes Community Garden thanks to a new partnership announced last week. “Where will you run into a housing authority that supplies a grocery store,” said ...

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Over 200,000 Children Face Hunger in the Delaware Valley

February 13, 2017  by Amanda White

Philabundance, The Fresh Grocer, Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund and 101.1 More FM Help by Raising $20K Philadelphia, PA (Feb. 14, 2017)— Philabundance and its partners will Spread the Love to children facing hunger from February 14 through February 28 by raising $20,000—enough to purchase over 16,000 jars of peanut butter. Peanut ...

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Hungry Harvest Aims to Reduce Waste By Rescuing Ugly Fruits

February 13, 2017  by Philabundance

February 10, 2017, 1:15 PM By Jan Carabeo PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–It’s called ugly produce, and a lot of the time it ends up in the garbage even though it’s perfectly good to eat. But now, one company is rescuing ugly fruits and vegetables with the goal of reducing waste and feeding the ...

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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance

By Dan Geringer Markeeta Henderson woke up at 3 a.m. Sunday in her Germantown apartment, walked to Wayne Junction Station, caught the Regional Rail train to Jefferson Station, took the Market-Frankford El to 69th Street, and rode the 109 bus to Swarthmore, Delaware County, where her workday as a Broad Table Tavern ...

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Start Up That Delivers ‘Ugly Produce’ Is Benefiting The Community

February 2, 2017  by Philabundance

By Mike DeNardo   PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A startup that delivers surplus produce is beginning to give back to the community. You may have seen Hungry Harvest earn an investment last year on TV’s Shark Tank. The Baltimore-based startup expanded to Philadelphia last fall. The company buys “ugly” or surplus produce from farmers and ...

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Philabundance Announces 2017 Board of Directors Slate

February 2, 2017  by Philabundance

Philadelphia, PA – February 2, 2017– Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, announces its 2017 slate of its Board of Directors, including the election of Noel Eisenstat, Principal of Noel Eisenstat, LLP, as Chairman. Serving as 2017 Board Officers are: Vice Chairs, Dixieanne James of Einstein Healthcare Network, ...

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From Homeless to Business Owner Thanks to PCK

February 1, 2017  by Philabundance

Amanda Dobbs’ life was never stable: she was raised by a single mother on welfare; her family was constantly moving; and when her mom was in a severe car crash, Amanda had to care for her family at nine years old. Throughout her life, Amanda battled with depression. For a period ...

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