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Desert Fare

May 5, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By  Quinn O'Callaghan On the wall in Mike Basher’s office at Chester’s Fare & Square, there’s a piece of paper noting the days that Ramadan falls on in 2017; the days are highlighted in pink. It jumps out pretty quickly, because a lot of the other stuff on the wall betrays ...

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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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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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Spread The Love Campaign

February 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

View the full story here. Fifth graders from Bethany Christian School of Chester County donated more than 1 thousand jars of peanut butter to those in need Thursday. It's all part of Philabundance's Spread the Love campaign. The students dropped the peanut butter off at the Philabundance warehouse on the 36 hundred block ...

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New Program Helps Provide Food For Students In Need

February 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Mike DeNardo PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Starting Thursday, students at a North Philadelphia school will be getting a monthly backpack of food to take home, courtesy of Philabundance. Gideon Elementary School at 29th and Glenwood is miles from any supermarket, and the Mayor’s Office has identified not having access to nutritious food as ...

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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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Philabundance Announces 2017 Board of Directors Slate

February 2, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Philadelphia, PA – February 2, 2017– Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, announces its 2017 slate of its Board of Directors, including the election of Noel Eisenstat, Principal of Noel Eisenstat, LLP, as Chairman. Serving as 2017 Board Officers are: Vice Chairs, Dixieanne James of Einstein Healthcare Network, ...

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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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