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Hungry Harvest Aims to Reduce Waste By Rescuing Ugly Fruits

February 13, 2017  by Philabundance

February 10, 2017, 1:15 PM By Jan Carabeo PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–It’s called ugly produce, and a lot of the time it ends up in the garbage even though it’s perfectly good to eat. But now, one company is rescuing ugly fruits and vegetables with the goal of reducing waste and feeding the ...

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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance

By Dan Geringer Markeeta Henderson woke up at 3 a.m. Sunday in her Germantown apartment, walked to Wayne Junction Station, caught the Regional Rail train to Jefferson Station, took the Market-Frankford El to 69th Street, and rode the 109 bus to Swarthmore, Delaware County, where her workday as a Broad Table Tavern ...

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Start Up That Delivers ‘Ugly Produce’ Is Benefiting The Community

February 2, 2017  by Philabundance

By Mike DeNardo   PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A startup that delivers surplus produce is beginning to give back to the community. You may have seen Hungry Harvest earn an investment last year on TV’s Shark Tank. The Baltimore-based startup expanded to Philadelphia last fall. The company buys “ugly” or surplus produce from farmers and ...

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Philabundance Announces 2017 Board of Directors Slate

February 2, 2017  by Philabundance

Philadelphia, PA – February 2, 2017– Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, announces its 2017 slate of its Board of Directors, including the election of Noel Eisenstat, Principal of Noel Eisenstat, LLP, as Chairman. Serving as 2017 Board Officers are: Vice Chairs, Dixieanne James of Einstein Healthcare Network, ...

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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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6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive a Huge Success

January 13, 2017  by Amanda White

View the full story here. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Holiday Food Drive continued its tradition of success this year on behalf of people in need. As always, we have 6abc viewers to thank. A check for $156,000 was presented to Philabundance Thursday, the result of proceeds generated by Dunkin' ...

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Major food drive benefits Philadelphia-area families

December 19, 2016  by Amanda White

To view the full clip, click here. SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- One of the city's largest anti-hunger events took place Friday in South Philadelphia right outside Citizens Bank Park. More than 300,000 pounds of donated food was transported there as part of the Toyota Tundra Food Drive, benefiting Philabundance.

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Experience of poverty opens eyes, hearts of Philly service providers

December 16, 2016  by Amanda White

To listen to the full clip, click here. On any other day, Colleen Young is an intake leader for Childcare Information Services of Philadelphia. She works with the county assistance office to help match low-income families with a day care center they can afford. But on a recent Thursday morning, on ...

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Initiative seeks solutions to turn food waste into jobs and revenue

December 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Every year the country spends $218 billion growing, processing and transporting more than 60 million tons of food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. On average, every person wastes 400 pounds of ...

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WMMR/Philadelphia’s Preston & Steve Camp Out For Hunger, Raise Record Amount

December 7, 2016  by Amanda White

BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP Rock WMMR/PHILADELPHIA's PRESTON & STEVE lived in the parking lot of XFINITY LIVE! in SOUTH PHILLY for an entire week from MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th through FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, to encourage listeners to donate food to PHILABUNDANCE. The duo collected 1.3 million pounds (over 683 tons) of non-perishable food ...

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