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Philabundance: Fighting Hunger, Fulfilling Resolutions in 2017

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Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2017— For those with a resolution to give back, learn a new skill, save money or be healthier in 2017, Philabundance can help. Through volunteer shifts and advocating for hunger relief, Philabundance’s culinary arts training program and nonprofit grocery store in Chester, or supporting our partners, there are a variety ways to kick the year off on the right foot!

Philabundance could not drive hunger from its communities without its 15K volunteers who save us about $1 million in salaries, which goes back into feeding the community. For those who have made a resolution to give back, they can do so by signing up for a volunteer shift. Or, be a hunger advocate to amplify the voices of people experiencing hunger by joining our advocacy action-alert list and supporting the PA State funding for charitable food programs.

Eat healthier:
–    And save money by shopping at Fare & Square, our nonprofit grocery store in Chester, which offers a free membership program, Carrot Club, rewarding shoppers for making healthy choices; when you purchase produce, you receive 10% in rewards for future shopping purchases, leading to a healthier you – and a healthier wallet.

–    Also, for every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased at Fare & Square (and other retail partners), a serving is donated to a regional food bank, including Philabundance.

–    And help reduce food waste in the U.S. by signing up to receive recovered produce from Hungry Harvest. For every box sold, the organization will donate 1-2 lbs of produce to Philabundance to help provide healthy, nutritious food to our neighbors in need.

For those with a resolution to learn a skill or change career paths, check out our Philabundance’s Community Kitchen (PCK) – an adult culinary arts vocational training program providing training to low-income individuals who need a second chance at life. The 14-week program features classroom learning, an internship and assistance with job placement to ensure that students maximize their training. Contact 215-235-5052 ext 130 for more information.

If you are interested in learning more about these programs or Philabundance, please contact Amanda White, PR Associate at Philabundance, at awhite@philabundance.org or 215-339-0900 x 1501.

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About Philabundance
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, thirty percent are children, sixteen percent are seniors and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2016, Philabundance rescued more than 10 million pounds of food and distributed 23 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of 350 agencies. A one dollar donation provides two meals – Give now or learn more at Philabundance.org.

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