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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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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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Local Culinary Program Teaching How To ‘Cook For A Better Life’

March 8, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

  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 Digital Media

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

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Markeeta wakes up before dawn to chase her chef dreams

February 7, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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From Homeless to Business Owner Thanks to PCK

February 1, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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West Philly Food Pantry Volunteer Sees Change in Those Served

April 8, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Linda is a former data analyst with a keen eye for improving efficiencies (and a warm heart for making a difference). After being a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in West Philadelphia for more than 40 years, she accepted an opportunity to run the church’s food distribution program, a ...

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