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Veteran Finds Hope in Fair Prices and Fresh Food at Fare & Square

October 5, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Darren is a 51-year-old veteran whose ongoing fight with arthritis makes it hard for him to find work as a home health aide, which requires him to be on his feet a lot. In addition, he has to commute to South Philadelphia from Chester to care for his aging mother ...

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

April 15, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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Seeds of Change: A Farm Grows in Chester

August 2, 2015  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Caitlin McCabe Pedaling wildly along her block in Chester, Jade Mills approached the chain-link fence, dropped her bike, and sprinted toward a picnic table lined with bins of fruit. "What's this?" the 5-year-old said, plopping a plump cherry into her mouth as she wiggled onto a bench alongside her friends. "I've ...

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