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Fill A Glass with Hope 2016

May 4, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 20 Fill a Glass with Hope is a collaborative partnership with a goal to provide fresh milk to those in need through Pennsylvania food pantries. As fresh milk provides the essential nutrients kids need to learn and grow, Philabundance’s goal is to raise $10,000 to provide 20,000 quarts of fresh ...

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Sean and Charlie: A Father-Son Duo Tackle Hunger

May 2, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

Thursday, April 28, was National Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day. Community Capacity Building Manager Sean Breslin reflects on the experience of sharing his work with his son, Charlie: At home we’ve talked about what I do at work and what Philabundance does for the Delaware Valley, but no ...

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Inmates Get 2nd Chance with Help From Philabundance

April 28, 2016  by Amanda White

NBC10's Katy Zachary highlights Philabundance's Community Kitchen and its work with local inmates. To view the full story click here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Inmates-Get-Second-Chance-with-Help-from-Philabundance_Philadelphia-377446591.html

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IN FOCUS: Philabundance

April 26, 2016  by Amanda White

On “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we spotlight Philabundance, a nonprofit organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley. According to Philabundance, one in seven people in the United States face hunger. They say here locally, it’s one in four people in the Philadelphia area, second worst statistically ...

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Redemption Through Cooking

April 26, 2016  by Stefanie Arck

Richard K. went from being a successful entertainment lawyer to an inmate at Fort Dix Prison to a pastry chef at award-winning Zahav restaurant all within five years. He credits Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) for propelling him to where he is today. “I don't think I would have landed on my ...

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It Takes a Village: Lessons on Volunteering from a Retired Educator

April 20, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

  Christine (Chris) Dziczek is a retired New Jersey Regional High School educator who taught Health and Physical Education and directed the athletic program for 37 years. Here is Chris’s story about why giving back is important, in her own words: I’ve always been a people person and I needed to fill ...

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Driving out hunger: An Inside Look at Philabundance’s KidsBites Initiative

April 19, 2016  by Amanda White

By: Lauren Berman Philabundance transports roughly 30 million pounds of food each year to families and individuals facing hunger throughout the Delaware Valley...but have you ever wondered how they do it? PHL17's Lauren Berman follows one of the nonprofit's employees to find out. Philabundance currently employs ten transportation drivers, who collectively travel ...

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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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National Volunteer Week 2016: Philabundance Staff and Causes They Care About

April 13, 2016  by Brittany Barbato

More than 20,000 individual volunteers help offset Philabundance annual costs by $1.5 million. Our staff know just how vital volunteers can be to an organization and that's why they donate their time and talent to other organizations through our Staff Volunteer Program and on their own time, too. Here's a ...

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Phillies helping families in the Delaware Valley

April 12, 2016  by Amanda White

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Phillies are teaming up with Philabundance and Citizens Bank to help needy families in the Delaware Valley. First base coach Mickey Morandini and the Phillie Phanatic joined executives Tuesday at Philabundance in South Philadelphia. They kicked off the Phans Feeding Families initiative. Citizens Bank made the first donation ...

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