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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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Zarwin Baum March Madness Auction

March 16, 2017  by Amanda White

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. will host the annual Zarwin March Madness, where business executives from across Philadelphia join the firm for nine hours of NCAA game-day coverage while simultaneously helping to raise money for Philabundance. Zarwin Baum has been a longtime supporter of Philabundance and has raised $90,000 ...

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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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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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Philabundance: Fighting Hunger, Fulfilling Resolutions in 2017

January 3, 2017  by Amanda White

Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2017— For those with a resolution to give back, learn a new skill, save money or be healthier in 2017, Philabundance can help. Through volunteer shifts and advocating for hunger relief, Philabundance’s culinary arts training program and nonprofit grocery store in Chester, or supporting our partners, ...

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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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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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