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FYI Philly: From Homeless To Charitable CEO

May 4, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See the full story here Philabundance is the area's biggest hunger relief agency. But they not only feed those in need, they offer training in the culinary arts -- a program that helped one woman go from homeless to CEO of her own catering company, Virtuous Foods & Events.

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Low-Income Philadelphians Graduate Philabundance Culinary Program

April 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Kenney and the staff at Philabundance cheered low-income Philadelphians graduating from a culinary arts training program to help them get jobs in commercial kitchens. Philabundance Community Kitchen director Candace Matthews-Bass congratulated the 11 graduates for making it through the rigorous 14-week training program. “Resonating ‘yes, chef,’ that ...

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Germantown cook was homeless, now travels five hours to and from work

March 13, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Sue Ann Rybak Germantown resident Markeeta Henderson, 31, said before entering Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), a free 14-week program that teaches culinary arts and life skills to low-income adults, she was “running around lost.” “I was homeless,” she said. “I had to send my kids away because I couldn’t take care ...

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Local Culinary Program Teaching How To ‘Cook For A Better Life’

March 8, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

  See the full story here! NORTH PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a kitchen in North Philadelphia where men and women are learning to adjust their perspectives on what they can accomplish, and they are cooking for a better life. “If you don’t find out what is stopping you from moving forward, you tend ...

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Program Gives People a Second Chance Cooking in Philly’s Restaurant Scene

March 7, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See the full story here! Learn more about Philabundance Community Kitchen!

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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Dan Geringer Markeeta Henderson woke up at 3 a.m. Sunday in her Germantown apartment, walked to Wayne Junction Station, caught the Regional Rail train to Jefferson Station, took the Market-Frankford El to 69th Street, and rode the 109 bus to Swarthmore, Delaware County, where her workday as a Broad Table Tavern ...

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From Homeless to Business Owner Thanks to PCK

February 1, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Amanda Dobbs’ life was never stable: she was raised by a single mother on welfare; her family was constantly moving; and when her mom was in a severe car crash, Amanda had to care for her family at nine years old. Throughout her life, Amanda battled with depression. For a period ...

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PCK Grads at Reading Terminal Market

November 23, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Chef Amanda Dobbs of Virtuous Foods & Events and Chef Steven Parr III are both alumni of The Philabundance Community Kitchen. Join them as they demonstrate creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers for some new and different dishes after the holidays. This is a free demonstration. More details here.

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Ginger Carrot Soup with Roasted Peanut: A PCK Graduate Recipe

May 6, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Philabundance Community Kitchen Graduate Steve Parr’s first dish was scrambled eggs. With the skills and knowledge from his work in our program, today Steve is planning to open his own hospitality service in Brewerytown. Plus, he cooks up tasty recipes like this carrot soup with toasted sesame seeds! Carrot Soup with ...

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Inmates Get 2nd Chance with Help From Philabundance

April 28, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

NBC10's Katy Zachary highlights Philabundance's Community Kitchen and its work with local inmates. To view the full story click here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Inmates-Get-Second-Chance-with-Help-from-Philabundance_Philadelphia-377446591.html

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