Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $1M to Fight Hunger in Phila.

Philadelphia Business Journal
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Philabundance said it has received $1 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Most of the money will be used for a new food center in Chester, Delaware County, that will offer goods at reduced prices and for no charge, while accepting SNAP benefits.

“Philabundance’s community food center will address food access inequality by delivering reliable access to food staples, including fresh produce, through a nonprofit retail shopping experience,” the organization said.

Philabundance said Chester was one of 35 “food deserts” in the Philadelphia region, meaning “a large, contiguous area with poor access to mainstream grocers.”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation    is focused on health and health care and is based in Princeton, N.J.

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