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Your Gifts Help Provide Second Chances to Parents

August 15, 2017  by Philabundance

Troy is the head breakfast chef at a large, high-end hotel in Philadelphia. He’s warm, engaging and exceptionally talented in the kitchen. To meet Troy now, you’d never guess how far he’s come. After spending a decade in prison, Troy was ready to put his life back together for the good ...

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Families Can Feed Their Kids, Thanks to You!

August 15, 2017  by Philabundance

Rich, like many of us, was taught that going to college would be the path to a better life. But long after completing his degree, he and his partner, Allison, have still found it difficult to afford their most basic expenses, like rent and food. The couple has three children – ...

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Why Shannan’s Daughter Won’t Go Hungry

August 14, 2017  by Philabundance

Shannan, a mother of three, knows it doesn’t take a degree in nutrition to understand the benefits of healthy eating. For her, it’s just common sense. Yet when it comes to feeding her kids, there have been times when she and her husband have been unable to provide them with ...

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Young Philanthropists Give Back

August 14, 2017  by Philabundance

Mark Snyder is a Philadelphia native, educator and the father of twins, Jemmie and Ellie. A long-time hunger advocate since his days of teaching at-risk high schoolers, Mark was thrilled when his girls began to take an interest in serving their community. Mark said his extended family has been extremely generous ...

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A Note from Our Executive Director

August 11, 2017  by Philabundance

In the Delaware Valley, three quarters of a million neighbors are at risk of going hungry, meaning they lack access to nutritious food on a regular basis. They may go to bed hungry some nights. One third of these individuals are children. This statistic is simply unacceptable. Research clearly shows that ...

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Retired and Hungry

June 16, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Joe D’Ginto, 75, is a retired senior who worked hard for most of his life. Joe’s mom passed away from a heart attack when he was just 11 years old and his dad struggled supporting him and his five siblings, ultimately leaving them to raise themselves. Dropping out of Radnor High ...

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Working Single Mom Finds Help At Fresh For All

April 26, 2017  by Philabundance

The past few years have been a whirlwind for Theresa. After the heartbreak of separating from her husband of nearly 30 years, Theresa tragically lost her mother, as well. Through all of this, Theresa remains hopeful. But as a single mother to her three sons, she sometimes struggles to buy ...

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Broccoli and Apples Help A New Jersey Family Grow Healthy and Strong

April 24, 2017  by Philabundance

“When you’re on a fixed income, every dollar counts,” Leticia says. She knows from experience. Leticia has epilepsy, and though she’s a certified nurse’s assistant, she’s not able to work due to her disorder. That means her only income for the past few years has been small disability checks. Making her budget ...

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A Note from Our Executive Director

April 21, 2017  by Philabundance

Dear Friend, As summer approaches, we begin to think about vacations we might take with our families, visiting friends, or perhaps going down the shore. I know it is a time for my wife and me to reconnect with my grown children who live in three different time zones across the ...

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Older Neighbors, Like Kat, Access Quality Food

March 2, 2017  by Philabundance

When Kat, 68, transitioned to a fixed income three years ago, she began having a hard time affording food on top of her insurance costs and medical expenses. Kat worked in the nonprofit sector for 25 years and loved her job as the director of grants for a local community ...

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