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Home-grown fare to feed the people of Chester

February 14, 2017  by Philabundance

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

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

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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Kayla & Katie Are Hunger-Fighting Champions!

November 1, 2016  by Philabundance

Although she was just 9 years old, when Kayla first learned about hunger in her community, she knew she had to do something to help. She decided to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly at her school to donate to Philabundance. Kayla has continued the effort each year, and ...

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Tons on their plates

September 15, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Joseph Myers Phil­abund­ance and its part­ners in provid­ing qual­ity meals for the dis­tressed launched an am­bi­tious Hun­ger Ac­tion Month cam­paign. More than three dec­ades ago, Pamela Rainey Lawl­er, find­ing her­self a mem­ber of the cor­por­ate world, a realm that of­ten ends up saddled with ad­ject­ives such as “un­car­ing,” “selfish,” and “in­su­lar,” ...

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Phillies helping families in the Delaware Valley

April 12, 2016  by Amanda White

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Phillies are teaming up with Philabundance and Citizens Bank to help needy families in the Delaware Valley. First base coach Mickey Morandini and the Phillie Phanatic joined executives Tuesday at Philabundance in South Philadelphia. They kicked off the Phans Feeding Families initiative. Citizens Bank made the first donation ...

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Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger

March 11, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 | PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART (3.1 miles) on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Join thousands of your neighbors on April 9, as we walk for our clients, friends and neighbors at the Coalition Against Hunger’s Walk Against Hunger! This family-friendly event raises funds for more than ...

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Philabundance Gets Support From Dunkin Donuts & 6abc

January 29, 2016  by Amanda White

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Needy families in the Delaware Valley got a huge boost Thursday, and it's all thanks to your generosity. 6abc General Manager Bernie Prazenica and officials from Dunkin' Donuts presented Philabundance with a check for 155 thousand dollars. That's the money raised for this year's 6abc Dunkin Donuts Holiday ...

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Cook-up Support for Delaware Valley Families This Summer

July 25, 2013  by 

With summer fun and barbecues in full swing, it can be easy to forget about a key issue we continue to battle in the Philadelphia region – hunger. More than 325,000 children in the Delaware Valley rely on free and reduced meals during the school year. These families need our ...

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My Experience with Childhood Hunger

June 10, 2013  by 

By Janine Erato The image some of us conjure up of someone who is food insecure, or in need of food, may be in the form of a homeless person, or someone who takes advantage of government programs when they really don’t need to. A few individuals may fit this stereotype, ...

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