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Philadelphia Elementary School Wraps Up Food Distribution Program

May 26, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity. Mayor Jim Kenney met with students of Gideon Elementary School as food from Philabundance was distributed to the kids.                         They put it in their backpacks ...

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Philadelphia In Top 10 Hungriest Cities in U.S.

May 22, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

According to Feeding America's latest Map the Meal gap study, Philadelphia falls in the top 10 amongst highest number of food insecure cities in the country. In Feeding America's prior Map the Meal Gap study, Philadelphia was not ranked amongst the top 10 hungriest cities. DONATE to help feed your neighbors in need, as 750,000 individuals in our area ...

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Former Philabundance Culinary Student Returns To Teach Others

May 12, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A returning citizen who learned culinary and life skills at local non-profit food bank Philabundance, goes back to where it all started to help others make a positive change in their lives. Tahib Ali was at the end of a four-year prison sentence for identity theft, false documentation, ...

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FYI Philly: From Homeless To Charitable CEO

May 4, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See the full story here Philabundance is the area's biggest hunger relief agency. But they not only feed those in need, they offer training in the culinary arts -- a program that helped one woman go from homeless to CEO of her own catering company, Virtuous Foods & Events.

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App That Helps Restaurants Donate Food Gets Attention From NFL Draft Organizers

April 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See full story here Beth Lawrence works for Snap Kitchen in Center City. At the end of the day, she says they have several meals they can`t sell because they are close to expiring. "Some day`s we`ll have three or four bags of food, some days we`ll have one or two.' Now, they ...

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Where will all that waste from 200,000 at the NFL draft in Philadelphia go?

April 10, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Frank Kummer, STAFF WRITER @FrankKummer | fkummer@philly.com The NFL draft could draw up to 200,000 fans to Philadelphia this month for a three-day football gorge fest along the Ben Franklin Parkway. And, because this is Philadelphia, they’ll want sandwiches and snacks. And, because it’s football, they’ll want beer. That means thousands of ...

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Doing Good Together Product Survey

April 7, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Lots of you stopped by the Philly Farm Fest and tried cheese varieties that we will sell at small and artisanal retailers -- proceeds of which will go to help feed our neighbors in need! Voting for our product brand name continues! Please let us know which name you think is ...

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

March 13, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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 Digital Media

  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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