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

March 13, 2017  by Philabundance

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

  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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Program Gives People a Second Chance Cooking in Philly’s Restaurant Scene

March 7, 2017  by Philabundance

See the full story here! Learn more about Philabundance Community Kitchen!

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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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Philabundance is turning inmates into interns at Philly’s best restaurants

January 14, 2017  by Amanda White

By: Danya Henninger Not long ago, Tahib Ali’s kitchen skills amounted to being able to pour a bowl of cereal. Seriously. When the instructors at Philabundance Community Kitchen went around the room and asked their incoming winter 2016 students what dish they already knew how to make, that’s what Ali answered — ...

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Philabundance: Fighting Hunger, Fulfilling Resolutions in 2017

January 3, 2017  by Amanda White

Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2017— For those with a resolution to give back, learn a new skill, save money or be healthier in 2017, Philabundance can help. Through volunteer shifts and advocating for hunger relief, Philabundance’s culinary arts training program and nonprofit grocery store in Chester, or supporting our partners, ...

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Philabundance Community Kitchen

December 23, 2016  by Amanda White

View the full video here. NBC10's Tracy Davidson speaks with Shontae Graham about Philabundance's Community Kitchen and how it helps give folks job skills to get a second chance in the work force.

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PCK Grads at Reading Terminal Market

November 23, 2016  by Philabundance Events

Chef Amanda Dobbs of Virtuous Foods & Events and Chef Steven Parr III are both alumni of The Philabundance Community Kitchen. Join them as they demonstrate creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers for some new and different dishes after the holidays. This is a free demonstration. More details here.

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Philabundance Gets Big Donation on ABC’s “The Chew”

November 3, 2016  by Amanda White

View the full segment here: http://6abc.com/food/philabundance-gets-big-donation-on-abcs-the-chew/1587405/ PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia charity showcased its work in front of a national audience this week on ABC's "The Chew." The Philabundance non-profit helps to alleviate hunger in our city. On Tuesday's episode, members of the Philabundance Community Kitchen made an appearance on the show. The ...

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PCK Graduate Finds Support in Food, Farming and Faith

October 19, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

On a sunny day in September, Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) Graduate Kevin is standing between two long rows of plant beds created from converted pallets and painted in vibrant hues of yellow, green and red. Sunflowers, vines of veggies and a full-size fig tree stretch over him, casting scattered havens ...

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