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Cheers to Our Volunteers!

That’s a wrap! We’re so thankful for everyone who spent time with us during our 2024 Volunteer Appreciation Week! It was a pleasure to welcome our Very Important Volunteers, or VIVs, who have dedicated 50+ hours in 2023 alone during a special repack shift this week at our Galloway warehouse.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

This Giving Tuesday we once again joined 6ABC for the Annual Holiday Food Drive! The Holiday Food Drive raises funds to help Philabundance in our mission to relieve hunger today and end hunger for good.   From 4 pm-6:30 pm, 6ABC broadcasted a series of news segments while volunteers waited

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Philabundance This Thanksgiving

We are Thankful for YOU   Together, with your help, we were able to fill both plates AND hearts this Thanksgiving despite the increased costs of food. Through both physical and monetary donations, we’re ensuring our neighbors in need can celebrate and enjoy the bounty of the holiday with family

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Hunger in Philly: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’

 by Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer @AlfredLubrano |  alubrano@phillynews.com Read the original story here.   Sister Margaret McKenna’s brown crucifix dangles and dances from her neck as she tills the vegetable garden she’s carved out of the poorest neighborhood in the poorest big city in America. As she works, fat bees float low over the fertile

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Fresh produce market a breath of fresh air for North Philly community

 by Emily Neil, Staff Writer @E_B_Neil |  Contact Emily Read the original story here.   The partnership between Philabundance and the Lillian Marrero Library offers free fruits and vegetables to community residents — including the hundreds of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria now living in the area. It was a rainy, overcast day, but

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Hunger in Philadelphia increases while declining nationwide*

   by Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer @AlfredLubrano |  alubrano@phillynews.com Read the original story here.   Some nights, Melanie Hudson lies in bed and prays for sleep to overtake her before the belly pain and headache from not eating enough become so overwhelming that they keep her awake till the morning alarm. “I’m living my

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Helping to feed the senior citizens in the Delaware Valley*

  By Tamala Edwards PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — See the full story here 6abc is again partnering this holiday season in the region’s largest food drive. When it comes to hunger, senior citizens are always among the most vulnerable with many retirees facing the difficult choice of buying food or medication. A

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Helping the hungry in the Delaware Valley*

 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Check out the full story here For low income families, putting food on the table can be a real struggle, but when you add food allergies to the mix, the risk of going hungry rises dramatically. Sixteen-year-old Rachel Gannon is perfectly healthy now, but 4 years

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