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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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Your Support Helps Transform a Community

November 1, 2016  by Philabundance

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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Philabundance to Raise 50,000 Meals this September for Hunger Action Month

September 1, 2016  by Amanda White

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, PA, (September 1, 2016)—September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger throughout the month. In the Philadelphia area, hunger is a crisis that impacts 1 in 4 people, which is almost twice the national average ...

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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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Fare & Square Nonprofit Grocery Store Helps People Eat Healthy

January 12, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — We all know produce isn’t the cheapest item to buy at the grocery store. So, one store in Chester, Delaware County, is trying to entice customers to eat healthier by offering rewards. The store is already a first of its kind in the country, and now, it has ...

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One Step Away: Combating Food Waste Globally, Nationally, and in Philadelphia

August 12, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

In June, Tesco, the largest chain of grocery stores in the United Kingdom, announced it would donate all of its unsold food to charity in an effort to reduce waste. In a statistical analysis of its own practices, the company revealed that it threw away 55,400 tons of food in the ...

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Seeds of Change: A Farm Grows in Chester

August 2, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Caitlin McCabe Pedaling wildly along her block in Chester, Jade Mills approached the chain-link fence, dropped her bike, and sprinted toward a picnic table lined with bins of fruit. "What's this?" the 5-year-old said, plopping a plump cherry into her mouth as she wiggled onto a bench alongside her friends. "I've ...

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The Fight to Bring Chester Back From the Brink

June 1, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

By Jim Waltzer “Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky / Stormy weather …” The great jazz/blues vocalist Ethel Waters, a native of Chester, may have been the first to sing this classic song in public, doing so in a 1933 nightclub performance. About four decades later, the sun ...

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