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Chester Supermarket, ‘Fare & Square’ Changing Lives in Community

January 10, 2017  by Amanda White

View the full story here. A grocery store is making a difference in Chester, Pennsylvania, which used to be considered a "food desert." NBC10's Matt DeLucia is at Fare & Square, which became the first supermarket in the city, with more on how it has changed lives in the community.

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100 Chester Families Get a Free Meal from Fare & Square

December 21, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> Doubling their contributions from last year, the Fare and Square in Chester continues to find new and better ways to help the community it serves. On Tuesday, 100 families were given a Christmas bounty of free food in appreciation for their patronage to Chester’s own non-profit grocery. “I want to ...

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Casey Vows to Fight Changes in Food Assistance Programs

June 7, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> A plea from legislators to save food assistance programs in Pennsylvania came to Chester Monday morning at the Fare & Square grocery store with the arrival of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. In opposition to H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, Casey and supporters ...

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Chester’s non-profit food market tries to square mission with bottom line

April 15, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Laura Benshoff For 12 years, the City of Chester had no supermarket. In an effort to end this so-called "food desert," a local food bank plunked down a nonprofit grocery store in the impoverished Delaware County city in October 2013. Area food bank Philabundance opened the new store, called Fare & ...

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Fare & Square Nonprofit Grocery Store Helps People Eat Healthy

January 12, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — We all know produce isn’t the cheapest item to buy at the grocery store. So, one store in Chester, Delaware County, is trying to entice customers to eat healthier by offering rewards. The store is already a first of its kind in the country, and now, it has ...

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Discounts Offered at Delco Supermarket

September 2, 2015  by 

By Caitlin McCabe Discounts offered at supermarket As part of a monthlong campaign to raise awareness about hunger and healthy eating, Philabundance's Fare & Square supermarket in Chester is offering shoppers a 25 percent discount on certain produce items. Throughout September, Fare & Square, located on Ninth Street, is to sample select produce ...

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One Step Away: Combating Food Waste Globally, Nationally, and in Philadelphia

August 12, 2015  by Philabundance Digital Media

In June, Tesco, the largest chain of grocery stores in the United Kingdom, announced it would donate all of its unsold food to charity in an effort to reduce waste. In a statistical analysis of its own practices, the company revealed that it threw away 55,400 tons of food in the ...

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The Fight to Bring Chester Back From the Brink

June 1, 2015  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Jim Waltzer “Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky / Stormy weather …” The great jazz/blues vocalist Ethel Waters, a native of Chester, may have been the first to sing this classic song in public, doing so in a 1933 nightclub performance. About four decades later, the sun ...

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