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Engineering an End to Hunger | Food Insecurity
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Engineering an End to Hunger

  When Dov and Jeanne Haselkorn, both with finance and engineering backgrounds, started a family together, it’s no surprise that research, problem-solving, and spreadsheets became integral parts of their daily lives.   While Dov and Jeanne’s thoughtful, structured approach helps keep their four children (ages 12, 10, 8, and 1)

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Epsteins Let Passions Fuel Hunger Relief

In his business ventures, his philanthropic interests — and even his hobbies — Gene Epstein’s passion is undeniable. But, above all else, it’s his desire to help others that provides him the greatest sense of purpose. “I’ve always believed it’s imperative to do whatever you can to help others,” says

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A legacy of compassion: feeding families for years to come

As a former schoolteacher and a mother of seven, prioritizing the needs of others was second nature to Joan Bellwoar. So, it’s no surprise that in her estate planning, Joan designated 90 percent of her estate to charities committed to the community’s most vulnerable populations, including Philabundance. Helping others was

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Meredith Laurence helps Spread the Love

Meredith Laurence has always had a love of food and turned this passion into her career over the last 25 years. Her food industry career has taken her around the world; from Canada to France, San Francisco to Vermont, and finally here to Philadelphia. Her skill and passion for cooking

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Students Who Give Back

  By Samantha Retamar, Communications Coordinator     For the past month, the young people of this country have been making headlines trying to enact change on a local and national level. Their efforts prove no matter your age you can be the change you wish to see in the

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Rescuing Food with Susan Dinneen

Food has almost always played a significant role in Susan Dinneen’s life. For most of her career, she’s been a professional caterer with a passion for helping those without the means to buy food. It was only a matter of time before she joined Philabundance as a volunteer.   Like

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