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A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership

February 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by John Ryan Barwick Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood ...

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Home-grown fare to feed the people of Chester

February 14, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

CHESTER > Come springtime the Fare & Square in Chester will begin selling locally grown fruits and vegetables that were grown at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes Community Garden thanks to a new partnership announced last week. “Where will you run into a housing authority that supplies a grocery store,” said ...

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6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive a Huge Success

January 13, 2017  by Amanda White

View the full story here. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Holiday Food Drive continued its tradition of success this year on behalf of people in need. As always, we have 6abc viewers to thank. A check for $156,000 was presented to Philabundance Thursday, the result of proceeds generated by Dunkin' ...

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Chester Supermarket, ‘Fare & Square’ Changing Lives in Community

January 10, 2017  by Amanda White

View the full story here. A grocery store is making a difference in Chester, Pennsylvania, which used to be considered a "food desert." NBC10's Matt DeLucia is at Fare & Square, which became the first supermarket in the city, with more on how it has changed lives in the community.

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100 Chester Families Get a Free Meal from Fare & Square

December 21, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> Doubling their contributions from last year, the Fare and Square in Chester continues to find new and better ways to help the community it serves. On Tuesday, 100 families were given a Christmas bounty of free food in appreciation for their patronage to Chester’s own non-profit grocery. “I want to ...

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Your Support Helps Transform a Community

November 1, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

LaToya is a perfect example of how important it is for every community to have access to a grocery store. She works as a nurse and knows her family needs to eat a balanced diet full of fresh produce, dairy and protein. But as a single mom to her three ...

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Veteran Finds Hope in Fair Prices and Fresh Food at Fare & Square

October 5, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Darren is a 51-year-old veteran whose ongoing fight with arthritis makes it hard for him to find work as a home health aide, which requires him to be on his feet a lot. In addition, he has to commute to South Philadelphia from Chester to care for his aging mother ...

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Casey Vows to Fight Changes in Food Assistance Programs

June 7, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> A plea from legislators to save food assistance programs in Pennsylvania came to Chester Monday morning at the Fare & Square grocery store with the arrival of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. In opposition to H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, Casey and supporters ...

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Chester’s non-profit food market tries to square mission with bottom line

April 15, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Laura Benshoff For 12 years, the City of Chester had no supermarket. In an effort to end this so-called "food desert," a local food bank plunked down a nonprofit grocery store in the impoverished Delaware County city in October 2013. Area food bank Philabundance opened the new store, called Fare & ...

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Heat or Eat? Clients Face Tough Choices During Winter Months

January 19, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Amanda was born and raised in Chester, PA; a wife, mother, grandmother and retired nurse’s aide, she worked the majority of her life until her rheumatoid arthritis became debilitating and her husband passed away, leaving her facing financial challenges. Today, to ease the burden of her utility and medical bills, Amanda ...

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