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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Phans Feeding Families, Phillies v. Boston Red Sox

May 31, 2017  by Philabundance Events

The Phillies-Red Sox game on Wednesday, June 14, is dedicated to providing hunger relief. For every $1 donated, we can provide two meals to help children and their families in need! Tickets are available at a special $4 discount in locations regularly priced $53 and under. In addition, $8 from each ...

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Punch Line Philly Food Drive

May 31, 2017  by Philabundance Events

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8 PM  Punch Line Philly, the new Live Nation comedy house in Philadelphia, has been a partner with Philabundance during its inaugural year of activities. PunchLine has been donating $0.50 from each ticket sold to Philabundance. On June 8, they will be encouraging attendees of the show ...

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Philadelphia Elementary School Wraps Up Food Distribution Program

May 26, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity. Mayor Jim Kenney met with students of Gideon Elementary School as food from Philabundance was distributed to the kids.                         They put it in their backpacks ...

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No Donation Too Small

May 25, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance I am always amazed at how much produce comes in to Philabundance from the Produce Center, the Port of Philadelphia, our grocery – retail store partners, and our farmers in the summer months. On Thursday, May 11th, we received a donation of 350 pounds ...

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Philabundance Strongly Opposes President’s Proposed Budget Cuts to SNAP Program

May 23, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

May 23, 2017   PHILABUNDANCE STRONGLY OPPOSES PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SNAP PROGRAM   Statement Attributable to Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance: “Philabundance is outraged by the President’s proposed budget, which includes SNAP cuts of more than $190 billion – which is one quarter of the SNAP program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

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Market connects people with fresh produce in Bristol

May 23, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See full story here Hundreds of people turn out to fill their bags with fresh produce from Fresh Connect, a pop-up farmers market that sets up at Bucks County Community College in Bristol Township and the intersection of Routes 611 and 412 in Ottsville each week. The market gives people in Bucks ...

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Philadelphia In Top 10 Hungriest Cities in U.S.

May 22, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

According to Feeding America's latest Map the Meal gap study, Philadelphia falls in the top 10 amongst highest number of food insecure cities in the country. In Feeding America's prior Map the Meal Gap study, Philadelphia was not ranked amongst the top 10 hungriest cities. DONATE to help feed your neighbors in need, as 750,000 individuals in our area ...

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Philabundance Volunteer Position

May 15, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Philabundance Volunteer Position: Grocers Against Hunger Volunteer Driver Philabundance seeks volunteer drivers to assist our Grocers Against Hunger program.  Volunteers are needed to rescue food from local grocery stores and delivering it to neighborhood agencies. We are currently looking for volunteers willing to drive in the following areas: South Philadelphia, Eastern Delaware ...

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Philabundance Ceres Society

May 15, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Area of Focus The Philabundance Community Kitchen is an intensive culinary arts training program that prepares no- to low-income adults for jobs in the food service industry and provides students with the training and support they require to transition into the workforce. Upon graduating from PCK, students receive professional chef jackets, ...

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Former Philabundance Culinary Student Returns To Teach Others

May 12, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A returning citizen who learned culinary and life skills at local non-profit food bank Philabundance, goes back to where it all started to help others make a positive change in their lives. Tahib Ali was at the end of a four-year prison sentence for identity theft, false documentation, ...

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