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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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Your Gifts Help Feed A Family in Need

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Ginette is a hardworking single mom with two school-age children, Connor, 9, and Gwen, 16.* Lately, it’s been tough making ends meet, especially now that Ginette has to devote most of her time to caring for Gwen, who has been too ill to attend school. Despite these difficulties, Ginette tries to ...

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You’re Helping Neighbors of All Ages

May 16, 2016  by Glenn Bergman

Wow, time really flies doesn’t it? In just a few weeks, it’ll be summer, and if you spend any time around children, you know what that means — they’re already counting down the days until school’s out. But three months out of school isn’t good news for every kid. Because more ...

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6abc Holiday Food Drive Results Are In

February 23, 2016  by Amanda White

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Many local families will be able to put food on the table because of another successful fundraiser. Tuesday, ACME presented Philabundance with more than 118 thousand pounds of food and 70 thousand dollars from the 6ABC Holiday Food Drive. That's equal to more than 250-thousand meals. Dirk Ohley, the ...

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It’s…Supperman!

December 28, 2015  by Amanda White

By: Stephanie Farr SCORES OF people - many of them elderly, with small, rickety carts in tow - began lining both sides of 62nd Street near Cedar Avenue in West Philly at 4 a.m. They sat on milk crates and boxes one Monday this month, waiting for hours for someone to bring ...

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