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A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership

February 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by John Ryan Barwick Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood ...

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Spread The Love Campaign

February 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

View the full story here. Fifth graders from Bethany Christian School of Chester County donated more than 1 thousand jars of peanut butter to those in need Thursday. It's all part of Philabundance's Spread the Love campaign. The students dropped the peanut butter off at the Philabundance warehouse on the 36 hundred block ...

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New Program Helps Provide Food For Students In Need

February 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Mike DeNardo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Starting Thursday, students at a North Philadelphia school will be getting a monthly backpack of food to take home, courtesy of Philabundance. Gideon Elementary School at 29th and Glenwood is miles from any supermarket, and the Mayor’s Office has identified not having access to nutritious food as ...

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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 Digital Media

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 Philabundance Digital Media

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 Digital Media

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 Digital Media

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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