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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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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

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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A Win for Chester: Union Foundation Donates $25G to City’s Fare & Square

January 7, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Rick Kauffman CHESTER >> The Fare & Square grocery store is one of a kind. It is the first and only non-profit grocery in the United States, but more importantly it is the sole food market in the city of Chester. With the closing of Bottom Dollar on Edgmont Avenue after ...

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Philabundance Helps Seniors Have a Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2015  by Amanda White

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, this week, tens of thousands of people in our area cannot afford the traditional feast. It can be particularly challenging for seniors living on a fixed income to keep their cupboards stocked. According to AARP, 15% of senior citizens in Pennsylvania are at risk of going ...

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Fare and Square, Philabundance Team Up for Food Giveaway

November 17, 2015  by Amanda White

CHESTER, Pa. (WPVI) -- Dozens of families received a lot of love Tuesday along with all the fixings to have a great dinner for the holidays. Fare and Square Super market in Chester gave away 50 holiday meals packed with a turkey,stuffing, cranberry sauce, and the choice of an apple or ...

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