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Philadelphia Elementary School Wraps Up Food Distribution Program

May 26, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A community school in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city wraps up a program for the school year, aimed at fighting food insecurity. Mayor Jim Kenney met with students of Gideon Elementary School as food from Philabundance was distributed to the kids.                         They put it in their backpacks ...

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No Donation Too Small

May 25, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance I am always amazed at how much produce comes in to Philabundance from the Produce Center, the Port of Philadelphia, our grocery – retail store partners, and our farmers in the summer months. On Thursday, May 11th, we received a donation of 350 pounds ...

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Philabundance Strongly Opposes President’s Proposed Budget Cuts to SNAP Program

May 23, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

May 23, 2017   PHILABUNDANCE STRONGLY OPPOSES PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SNAP PROGRAM   Statement Attributable to Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance: “Philabundance is outraged by the President’s proposed budget, which includes SNAP cuts of more than $190 billion – which is one quarter of the SNAP program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

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Market connects people with fresh produce in Bristol

May 23, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See full story here Hundreds of people turn out to fill their bags with fresh produce from Fresh Connect, a pop-up farmers market that sets up at Bucks County Community College in Bristol Township and the intersection of Routes 611 and 412 in Ottsville each week. The market gives people in Bucks ...

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Philadelphia In Top 10 Hungriest Cities in U.S.

May 22, 2017  by Amanda White

According to Feeding America's latest Map the Meal gap study, Philadelphia falls in the top 10 amongst highest number of food insecure cities in the country. In Feeding America's prior Map the Meal Gap study, Philadelphia was not ranked amongst the top 10 hungriest cities. DONATE to help feed your neighbors in need, as 750,000 individuals in our area ...

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Former Philabundance Culinary Student Returns To Teach Others

May 12, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A returning citizen who learned culinary and life skills at local non-profit food bank Philabundance, goes back to where it all started to help others make a positive change in their lives. Tahib Ali was at the end of a four-year prison sentence for identity theft, false documentation, ...

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Temple Men’s Basketball Teams Up With Philabundance To Give Back

May 12, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Temple Sports Last season, the Temple Owls Men’s Basketball team made 278 three pointers. Every time they drained a three, Fresh Grocer supermarkets donated a case of food to local non-profit food bank Philabundance. Tuesday, the team and Fresh Grocer made a big asset by delivering the goods to the Philabundance warehouse in ...

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Desert Fare

May 5, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By  Quinn O'Callaghan On the wall in Mike Basher’s office at Chester’s Fare & Square, there’s a piece of paper noting the days that Ramadan falls on in 2017; the days are highlighted in pink. It jumps out pretty quickly, because a lot of the other stuff on the wall betrays ...

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FYI Philly: From Homeless To Charitable CEO

May 4, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See the full story here Philabundance is the area's biggest hunger relief agency. But they not only feed those in need, they offer training in the culinary arts -- a program that helped one woman go from homeless to CEO of her own catering company, Virtuous Foods & Events.

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Broccoli and Apples Help A New Jersey Family Grow Healthy and Strong

April 24, 2017  by Philabundance

“When you’re on a fixed income, every dollar counts,” Leticia says. She knows from experience. Leticia has epilepsy, and though she’s a certified nurse’s assistant, she’s not able to work due to her disorder. That means her only income for the past few years has been small disability checks. Making her budget ...

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