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"It is so gratifying for me to see what has developed over the years."

Pamela Rainey-Lawler
Philabundance Founder

Table of Contents

Philabundance in the 1980s

May 1984
Founding
Philabundance establishes our presence as a much needed food rescue organization.
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May 1984
1985
First Building
Philabundance moves into its first real office space in Manayunk
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1985
Pamela Rainey-Lawler with her Subaru
1989
Little Red Bus
Philabundance takes the food on the road!
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1989

Philabundance in the 1990s

Lord and Taylor event in 1997
1993
Share the Harvest
Philabundance established Share the Harvest, a program that connects local gardeners and their produce with communities in need
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1993
1997
Pamela Rainey-Lawyer goes to a Philabundance event
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1997
1998
Galloway Opens
Our Galloway Warehouse in South Philadelphia opens to accommodate the growing demand for emergency food to become the area’s largest hunger relief organization.
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1998
1998
Philabundance SEPTA Advertising from 1998.
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1998
1998
Philabundance does a distribution with the Camden Housing Authority.
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1998
SEPTA Advertising
Philabundance truck in 1998
Mayor Ed Rendell and Pamela Rainey-Lawler
1999
Walk Againt Hunger
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1999
1998
Philabundance partnering with government and other community organizations
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1998
1998
Staff and Volunteers doing the work
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1998
1998
Patterson Penny Drive
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1998

Philabundance in the 2000s

PCK Fall Class of 2000 - inaugural class
2000
Philabundance Community Kitchen
Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) begins providing culinary vocational training to low income adults.
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2000
2000
Gov. Tom Ridge
Governor Tom Ridge visits Philabundance for a press conference about state support for food insecurity.
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2000
March 9, 2001
Making Deliveries
Philabundance and it's fleet picking up food
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March 9, 2001
2001
Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair
Philabundance presents at the Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2001
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2001
2001
Feeding America​
Philabundance gains momentum by joining Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks.
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2001
August 2002
Summer Meal Gap
Philabundance partners with Sodexho to feed students during the summer break
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August 2002
Bon Jovi
John Bon Jovi Donates $25,000 to Philabundance
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Jeff Bridges poses with Philabundance Staff
Pamela Rainey-Lawler poses for photo in 2001
2001 Philabundance Community Garden
2005
Greater Philadelphia Food Bank
Philabundance merges with the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank to offer a full plate of services.
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2005
June 3, 2005
Volunteers working at Philabundance's NEW "Berks Location"
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June 3, 2005
July 15, 2005
Volunteers working hard at the Galloway Warehouse
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July 15, 2005
1998
Collecting rescued food from a generous donor
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1998
2005
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina strikes and Philabundance takes a leading role as the fourth-largest provider of emergency food to the gulf.
2005
2006
Philabundance Day
Philadelphia Mayor John Street honors Philabundance by creating "Philabundance Day"
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2006
Newsmakers
CEO Bill Clark on Comcast Newsmakers
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Summer 2006 Philabundance Newsletter

January 2006
Berks Warehouse
Photos from the NEW Berks Warehouse in North Philly
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January 2006
2006
Galloway Warehouse
Volunteers and staff working a our South Philly location.
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2006
2006
PHLX
Philabundance visits the Philadelphia Stock Exchange
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2006
November 13, 2006
Chunky Swoop Weigh-In
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November 13, 2006
June 3, 2005
Volunteers working at Philabundance's NEW "Berks Location"
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June 3, 2005
July 15, 2005
Volunteers working hard at the Galloway Warehouse
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July 15, 2005
1998
Collecting rescued food from a generous donor
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1998
2005
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina strikes and Philabundance takes a leading role as the fourth-largest provider of emergency food to the gulf.
2005
2006
Philabundance Day
Philadelphia Mayor John Street honors Philabundance by creating "Philabundance Day"
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2006
Newsmakers
CEO Bill Clark on Comcast Newsmakers
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2007
Fresh For All
Fresh For All is born to increase access of produce through weekly distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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2007

Philabundance staff headshots in 2007

May 1, 2007
Carving Out Hunger
Local CN8 covers Philabundance's work
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May 1, 2007
March 2010
Empty Bowls
The Philabundance fleet in 2007
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March 2010
June 4, 2007
Carving Out Hunger
Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies is Interviewed about food insecurity and his career
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June 4, 2007
November, 2007
Thanksgiving
Philabundance Community Kitchen Thanksgiving
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November, 2007
Berks Warehouse Exterior Signage
January 16, 2008
Smithfield Foods volunteer and Donation event
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January 16, 2008
April 23, 2009
Game Day!
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April 23, 2009
2008
Comcast Newsmakers
Kelly Hile talks on Comcast Newsmakers about Fresh For All
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2008
June 2008
Children's Hunger Awareness Month Activities
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June 2008
2009
Recession
Philabundance launches the Emergency Relief Initiative as a direct response to the recession which resulted in a number of programs.
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2009
2009
The Food Help Line
The Food Help Line (1.800.319.Food) activates as an easily accessible outlet to connect callers with necessary food assistance.
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2009
September 18, 2008
Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic
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September 18, 2008
September 19, 2009
Squash Hunger Day
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September 19, 2009
GX Construction
Philabundance finishes Galloway Hunger Relief Center Expansion to house more donated produce for people in need.
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2009
Canstruction
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2009
November, 2009
Camp Out For Hunger 2009
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November, 2009

Philabundance in the 2010s

May 2010
The Great Food Fight
Shire's The Great Food Fight
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May 2010
2010
Empty Bowls Campaign
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2010
2010
Toyota's Haul Away Hunger
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2010
2010
Vanguard's Food Drive
Vanguard's 15th annual "All Cans On Deck"
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2010
2010
SEPTA
STOP Hunger At Your Station | FOX29
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2010
November 2010
Turkey Donations
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November 2010
2010
Fresh for All
Produce Distribution
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2010
2010
Camp Out For Hunger
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2010
Volunteers at BX
Appreciation Awards
BBQ at GX
2011
Campbell Soup Company Fights Hunger
Campbell Soup staff lends their time to volunteer at Philabundance's Hunger Relief Center.
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2011
2011
Help Philabundance Win A New Car!
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2011
2011
Hunger Symposium
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2011
April 2011
Cupcake Smash!
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April 2011
November 2011
WALL MURAL
The project was the result of a partnership between The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Writers Matter Program at La Salle University and the School District of Philadelphia The mural banner incorporates text and drawings of Philadelphia School District Talent Center students’ thoughts on hunger in their community.
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November 2011
Phans Feeding Families
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November, 2011
Camp Out For Hunger 2011
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November, 2011
February 24, 2012
Fare and Square Ground Breaking
Chester's first nonprofit grocery store has its official ground breaking.
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February 24, 2012
2012
Fresh for All
Produce Distribution
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2012
September 13, 2012
The Hunger Symposium
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September 13, 2012
November 2012
Camp Out For Hunger
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November 2012
Penn Students Volunteer March 3, 2012
PCK 2012
Liberty Mutual June 22, 2012
February 24, 2013
Fare and Square Grand Opening
Philabundance opens Fare & Square, the nation’s first nonprofit grocery store in the United States in the City of Chester, Delaware County.
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February 24, 2013
April 27, 2013
Cupcake Smash
Help Philabundance Win A New Car
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April 27, 2013
2013
KidsBites
Philabundance launches KidsBites, a program to provide school children and their families with healthy food staples.
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2013
2011
Hunger Symposium
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2011
November 2009
Hunger Action Month
Empty Bowls
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November 2009
2013
Phans Feeding Families
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2013
2014
Fresh for All
Produce Distribution
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2014
2014
30 year Anniversary
Philabundance celebrates 30 years of fighting food insecurity at ACME
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2014
2014
Gleaning
Philabundance Gleans produce at the Buzby Farm
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2014
2014
Fresh For All
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2014
2014
Grocers Against Hunger
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2014
Ms. P sips her Coffee
January 2015
Toyota Haul Away Hunger
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January 2015
2015
Fare & Square
Chester's FIRST not for profit grocery store
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2015
2015
The Great Food Fight
Partnering with Temple University
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2015
April 2015
Volunteer Week
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April 2015
2015
PCK in the News
Philadelphia Current Magazine
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2015
2015
Hunger Action Month
Thank you!
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2015
2015
Camp Out For Huger
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2015
2016
Fresh for All
Produce Distribution
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2016
2016
Fare & Square
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2016
2016
PCK in the News
Al Dia
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2016
2016
Fill a Glass with Hope
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2016
2016
SEPTA
Stop hunger at your station
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2016
2016
Telethon
Giving Tuesday 6ABC Telethon
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2016
2016
Camp Out For Hunger
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2016
January 2017
Volunteerism
Volunteers are the backbone of Philabundance
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January 2017
2017
Comcast Newsmakers
Stefanie Arck-Banes talks with Comcast Newsmakers
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2017
2017
Fare & Square
Chester's FIRST not for profit grocery store
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2017
2017
Philabundance in the Inquirer
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2017
2017
PCK in the News
Candace Mathews Bass talks with PhillyCam
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2017
2017
Toyota Haul Away Hunger
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2017
2017
Bimbo Bakeries Donation
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2017
2018
PCK in the NEWS
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2018
2018
Feeding America
Feeding America Staff Visits Philabundance
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2018
2018
Abundantly Good
Philabundance works with local Dairy Farms to sell products
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2018
2016
Telethon
Giving Tuesday 6ABC Telethon
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2016
2016
Camp Out For Hunger
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2016
January 19, 2019
Government Shutdown
Philabundance holds press conference to discuss our response to the shutdown
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January 19, 2019
2019
Shutdown Response
Philabundance holds food distribution for Federal workers
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2019
2019
Toyota Haul Away hunger
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2019
2019
KidsBites
Philabundance distributes food to school children at the Police Athletic League
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2019
2019
Philabundance on Good Day America
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2019
May 6, 2019
PCK Ground Breaking
The ground breaking ceremony if the NEW Philabundance Community Kitchen Facility in north Philadelphia.
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May 6, 2019
2019
Phans Feeding Families
Aaron Nola works with Philabundance in our fight to end hunger
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2019
November 2019
Camp Out For Hunger
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November 2019
December 2019
PCK at Galloway
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December 2019

Philabundance in the 2020s

2020
Nourishing Families
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2020
2020
Loree Jones Brown
Philabundance introduces their new CEO Loree Jones Brown.
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2020
2020
SNAP
Philabundance new CEO Loree Jones Brown calls for a boost to SNAP
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2020
March 2020
COVID-19
In response to the National COVID-19 emergency. Philabundance stepped up food distribution and worked even harder with our community partners to fill the need.
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March 2020
May 5, 2020
Ready to Eat Meals (MRE)
How To Prepare FEMA Ready to Eat Meals (MRE)
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May 5, 2020
August 26, 2020
Hunger Hero Awards
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August 26, 2020
September 11, 2020
Secretary Redding
Russell Redding Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture visits Philabundance
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September 11, 2020
September 22, 2020
PCK GRAND OPENING
Philabundance Community Kitchen opens its NEW North Philly Facility
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September 22, 2020
2020
Camp Out For Hunger
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2020
November 20, 2020
Phans Feeding Families
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November 20, 2020
2020
Secretary John Wetzel
Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Edward Wetzel visits PCK
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2020
January 18, 2021
President Elect Joe Biden
In honor of MLK Day 2021 President Joe Biden volunteered at our Galloway location
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January 18, 2021
Play Video
January 2021
'Dear Hunger - Lil'Abundance'
To amplify Philabundance’s existing BackPack Program, the Lil’Abundance effort was created to underscore the growing needs of children in our community with ways to help and donate.
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January 2021
2021
COVID-19
Philabundance holds food distributions for those impacted by the pandemic
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2021
2021
Gov Wolf and First Lady
Gov Wolf and First Lady discuss food insecurity
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2021
2021
Donor Volunteer Night
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2021
2021
Senator Bob Casey
Senator Bob Casey visits Philabundance Community Kitchen
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2021
September 28, 2021
Garden For Good
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September 28, 2021
September 11, 2021
Afghan Refugees
PCK steps up to feed Afghan Refugees
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September 11, 2021
2021
PCK Open House
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2021
2021
Phans Feeding Families
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2021
December 2021
2021 Thank You
Philabundance CEO Loree Jones Brown thanks our donors, supporters, staff and volunteers for their hard work
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December 2021
January 17, 2022
President Joe Biden
In honor of MLK Day 2022 President Joe Biden returned to Philabundance and volunteered at our Galloway location
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January 17, 2022
2022
Mally Roncal of QVC
Mally Roncal of QVC visits PCK!
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2022
2022
Good Pizza
Good Pizza Launches!
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2022
2022
Ramadan Meals
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2022
2022
Off site Repack
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2022
2022
It's a Philly Thing
The Huddle to End Hunger
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2022
2022
Food is Love
PCK holiday food Campaign
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2022
2022
Camp Out For Hunger
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2022
2022
Giving Tuesday
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2022
2022
State Reps Visit GX
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2022
2022
Huddle to End Hunger
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2022
January 16, 2023
MLK DAY
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at RX and PCK
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January 16, 2023
February 2, 2023
Mural Arts Presentation
Mural Arts presented its 3 options for the Philabundance Mural
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February 2, 2023
February 9, 2023
SUPER BOWL PARTY!
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February 9, 2023
March 2023
PCK Student Showcase
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March 2023
March 9, 2023
Philabundance Off-site
Philabundance packs student boxes with the AKA sorority
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March 9, 2023
2023
Philabundance Community Cook In
PCK teaches the community some fun recipes
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2023
June 1, 2023
Community Partnership Day
The first annual "Community Partners Day" at Xfinity Live
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June 1, 2023
July 31, 2023
Top Guac
Celebrating Avocado Day at PCK
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July 31, 2023
2023
Paint Party
Philabundance paints the NEW mural at its Galloway Warehouse
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2023
2023
Community Partner visirts
CEO Loree Jones Brown visits different Community Partners to learn about their needs and how we can work better together.
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2023
Septamber 2023
Hunger Action Month
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Septamber 2023
October 2023
Strike Out Hunger Campaign
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October 2023
October 20, 2023
PCK at Carversville Farm Foundation
PCK Students visit the Carversville Farm Foundation to learn about where food comes from
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October 20, 2023
November 2023
Camp Out For Hunger
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November 2023
November 28, 2023
Giving Tuesday
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November 28, 2023