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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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Bucks-Mont Collaborative: Getting By

December 23, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

By Manna on Main Street and Philabundance So many in our community are just getting by. In Montgomery County… ◾80,000+ individuals, or one in 10, are food insecure; ◾23,000+ children experience food insecurity, with a troubling child food insecurity rate of 13.2 percent; ◾7.1 percent of the population lives in poverty and many more ...

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Experience of poverty opens eyes, hearts of Philly service providers

December 16, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

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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Letters: Working families need a raise

October 28, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Working families need a raise Benjamin Jealous' commentary struck a chord with Philabundance and the Coalition Against Hunger, as agencies that serve countless people who are working - often more than one job - and still struggling to make ends meet. In the majority of the households we serve, at least one ...

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Q&A with Government Relations Associate Emma Kornetsky

June 20, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Meet Philabundance’s Government Relations Associate and learn how she’s helping us fight hunger! Name: Emma Kornetsky Years at Philabundance: 3 My role as Government Relations Associate will allow me to… advocate for policies and programs that address hunger and poverty. The most misunderstood thing about politics is: Regular citizens really do have a say ...

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Get out and Glean!

July 2, 2013  by 

Gleaning is the practice of gathering leftover crops from a farmer’s field after their first harvest. The term dates back to the Bible, which instructed farmers to leave the corners of their fields unharvested to let “widows and peasants” come through to pick their own crops. Gleaning might be one ...

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My Experience with Childhood Hunger

June 10, 2013  by 

By Janine Erato The image some of us conjure up of someone who is food insecure, or in need of food, may be in the form of a homeless person, or someone who takes advantage of government programs when they really don’t need to. A few individuals may fit this stereotype, ...

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