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Spread The Love Campaign

February 24, 2017  by Philabundance

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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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance

By Dan Geringer Markeeta Henderson woke up at 3 a.m. Sunday in her Germantown apartment, walked to Wayne Junction Station, caught the Regional Rail train to Jefferson Station, took the Market-Frankford El to 69th Street, and rode the 109 bus to Swarthmore, Delaware County, where her workday as a Broad Table Tavern ...

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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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Initiative seeks solutions to turn food waste into jobs and revenue

December 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Every year the country spends $218 billion growing, processing and transporting more than 60 million tons of food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. On average, every person wastes 400 pounds of ...

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Produce and Perseverance in Paulsboro

March 17, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

An emergency medical technician, a single mother to three boys, a caring co-worker, a kind friend — Theresa is many things to many people, but she says a “quitter” is not one of them. Theresa had to separate from her husband after 27-years of marriage when he became addicted to drugs. ...

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Hundreds Of Turkeys Donated To Philabundance For Local Food Pantries, Charitable Organizations

November 18, 2015  by Amanda White

By: Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A season to be thankful, a season to help others, by providing Thanksgiving turkeys. At the Philabundance food bank in South Philadelphia, a ShopRite truck filled with 600 turkeys was unloaded to be distributed to local food pantries and charitable organizations. Stefanie Arck-Baynes of Philabundance says 750,000 ...

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Pinpointing Hunger at Home

May 7, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

The Gap Food insecurity is everywhere. But just how close is it to home? Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, says hunger exists in every zip code in the country. As we seek out more collaboration in the hunger movement, resources like Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap are becoming increasingly ...

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Honor the Women in Your Life by Helping People in Need in Our Area

April 24, 2013  by 

All of us have important women in our lives—mothers, spouses, partners, grandmothers and wonderful female friends. This year, the Ceres Society is spearheading a Mother’s Day campaign to honor these special women and also help to end hunger in our community. As Ceres Co-Chair, I hope that you will join ...

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Fashion Vs. Food: How One Family’s Back-to-School Shopping Trip Provided 375 Meals

September 25, 2012  by 

How many families would $187.50 feed?  Recently my teenage son and I were looking at back to school clothes.  He saw a pair of designer pants that cost $187.50 and said that he “really” wanted them for the first day of school. I was appalled. With families and individuals who are ...

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