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Two Female Executives Appointed to Philabundance Leadership Team

October 19, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two Female Executives Appointed to Philabundance Leadership Team Senior Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Human Resources Positions Hired Philadelphia, PA, October 3, 2017 – Philabundance, the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, is proud to announce two powerful additions to its executive staff. Laura Schepps has been appointed ...

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Apply city’s zero-waste plan to food so fewer Philadelphians go hungry

September 18, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Glenn Bergman & Michael DiBerardinis Why would Philabundance, a hunger relief organization, care about the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Campaign? Consider these grim statistics: 40 percent of all food produced in the United States goes to waste. One in eight Americans — and one in five Philadelphians — — ...

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Punch Line Philly Food Drive

May 31, 2017  by Philabundance Events

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8 PM  Punch Line Philly, the new Live Nation comedy house in Philadelphia, has been a partner with Philabundance during its inaugural year of activities. PunchLine has been donating $0.50 from each ticket sold to Philabundance. On June 8, they will be encouraging attendees of the show ...

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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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Philadelphia In Top 10 Hungriest Cities in U.S.

May 22, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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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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Low-Income Philadelphians Graduate Philabundance Culinary Program

April 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Kenney and the staff at Philabundance cheered low-income Philadelphians graduating from a culinary arts training program to help them get jobs in commercial kitchens. Philabundance Community Kitchen director Candace Matthews-Bass congratulated the 11 graduates for making it through the rigorous 14-week training program. “Resonating ‘yes, chef,’ that ...

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App That Helps Restaurants Donate Food Gets Attention From NFL Draft Organizers

April 24, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

See full story here Beth Lawrence works for Snap Kitchen in Center City. At the end of the day, she says they have several meals they can`t sell because they are close to expiring. "Some day`s we`ll have three or four bags of food, some days we`ll have one or two.' Now, they ...

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Where will all that waste from 200,000 at the NFL draft in Philadelphia go?

April 10, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Frank Kummer, STAFF WRITER @FrankKummer | fkummer@philly.com The NFL draft could draw up to 200,000 fans to Philadelphia this month for a three-day football gorge fest along the Ben Franklin Parkway. And, because this is Philadelphia, they’ll want sandwiches and snacks. And, because it’s football, they’ll want beer. That means thousands of ...

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

March 13, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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