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Germantown cook was homeless, now travels five hours to and from work

March 13, 2017  by Philabundance

by Sue Ann Rybak Germantown resident Markeeta Henderson, 31, said before entering Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK), a free 14-week program that teaches culinary arts and life skills to low-income adults, she was “running around lost.” “I was homeless,” she said. “I had to send my kids away because I couldn’t take care ...

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Local Culinary Program Teaching How To ‘Cook For A Better Life’

March 8, 2017  by Philabundance

  See the full story here! NORTH PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a kitchen in North Philadelphia where men and women are learning to adjust their perspectives on what they can accomplish, and they are cooking for a better life. “If you don’t find out what is stopping you from moving forward, you tend ...

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Irving and Mary Help Provide a Food Safety Net

March 2, 2017  by Philabundance

Caring friends choose to help drive hunger from our communities for a variety of reasons. Some can’t stand the idea of their fellow neighbor going hungry, others feel a moral duty to help provide access to consistent nutrition. For people like Irving and Mary Tyler, generosity stems from personal experience. During ...

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Your Partnership is Changing Local Lives for the Better

March 1, 2017  by Philabundance

“It’s truly a blessing,” Henry says of the Philabundance member agency,  Bristol Borough Community Action Group, Inc. “We can’t get out because of my condition... it’s a big help.” While serving our country in Iraq, Henry was wounded twice in the line of duty and received a Purple Heart. As a ...

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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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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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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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6th Annual Fundraiser in Memory of Chip Davis

October 4, 2016  by Philabundance Events

This year’s dine and donate fundraiser will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 5PM to 10PM at MaGerk's Pub & Grill.  MaGerk’s will donate 15% of your check’s value, excluding tax and tip, to Philabundance. There will be raffle prizes, a 50/50, and live DJ entertainment. Stop by for happy hour or ...

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Family Grocery Store Trips Evolve into Hunger Fighting Effort

July 12, 2016  by Philabundance

Writer and Hunger Relief Advocate Margaret shares how she turns fighting hunger into a family affair at home: How often do you go to the grocery store? If you have a busy family like me then I bet it may be more often than you’d like. I’m also willing to bet ...

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A Struggling Parent Says Thank You

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Summer will be here before we know it, and siblings David, Isiah and Yamelette will be out of class for three months. When the last school bell rings, these kids will be worried. Like many of their classmates, David, Isiah and Yamelette rely on the school meal program for breakfast and ...

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