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Hungry Harvest Aims to Reduce Waste By Rescuing Ugly Fruits

February 13, 2017  by Philabundance

February 10, 2017, 1:15 PM By Jan Carabeo PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–It’s called ugly produce, and a lot of the time it ends up in the garbage even though it’s perfectly good to eat. But now, one company is rescuing ugly fruits and vegetables with the goal of reducing waste and feeding the ...

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Hunger Hits Montgomery County

December 7, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

“When you don't have much money, you can't get much, including the fruits and vegetables you need.” Barb Grote, 52. In the far reaches of Montgomery County bordering Bucks County, where new housing developments meet hundred year old farms, you’ll find the picturesque borough of Souderton where people pick fresh fruit ...

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Upper Darby Mother, Daughter Overcoming Obstacles for Better Future

December 1, 2016  by Amanda White

View the full video here. UPPER DARBY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Financial experts often say that most Americans are just one emergency event away from being hungry or homeless. For an Upper Darby mother and daughter, it's been one event after another. Veronica Hudson is a senior honor student at Upper Darby High School ...

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Medical Student Faces Hunger, Finds Help with Fresh For All

November 15, 2016  by Philabundance

In 2011, Ariana was a medical student at The Perelman School of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, facing a problem all-too common in healthcare: burnout. Smart and motivated, Ariana was also stressed and struggling to pay her bills. Ariana’s family in Brooklyn, NY, helped out when they were able, but they ...

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Hungry Harvest helps those in need by delivering fresh, discounted produce to your door

November 1, 2016  by Amanda White

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hungry Harvest is a company that just launched in Philadelphia. They deliver fresh produce to your doorstep - at a discount. And just by buying a box, you're helping your neighbors in need. When Letitia Hobgen hits the Philabundance Fresh for All in Glassboro, New Jersey, she loads ...

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Meals or Bills? Mom Affords Both with Fresh For All

October 6, 2016  by Philabundance

Letitia is a single mom who suffers from epilepsy, a disorder that causes seizures. Although she has her GED and a medical assistant certification, securing a job is difficult as it’s hard to drive a vehicle. While Letitia’s disability benefits cover appointments with neurologists and her ongoing medication, it’s not enough ...

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Vote to End Hunger in This Presidential Election

September 26, 2016  by Philabundance

“[Voting] is your responsibility. If you want a free country, you got to speak up. If you don’t speak up, how do the representatives and senators know what to do? It’s not just a responsibility, it’s a privilege. We have a lot of say and we don’t use it” –Margaret, ...

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Philabundance to Raise 50,000 Meals this September for Hunger Action Month

September 1, 2016  by Amanda White

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, PA, (September 1, 2016)—September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger throughout the month. In the Philadelphia area, hunger is a crisis that impacts 1 in 4 people, which is almost twice the national average ...

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KidsBites LunchBox Helps Single, Working Mom Fight Hunger

July 29, 2016  by Philabundance

“Being a mom is the best job I have ever had,” says Melanie Hudson. “I would never trade it for the world.” In addition to being a rock star single mom, Melanie is a personal care assistant at an Upper Darby Middle School as well as an adult student at Eastern ...

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More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer

June 20, 2016  by Amanda White

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer Philadelphia, PA – June 17, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of kids in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a newly-released study from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). ...

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