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A farm grows in Chester City, and so does supermarket partnership

February 27, 2017  by Philabundance

by John Ryan Barwick Young men are spreading and shoveling piles of mulch on the raised beds on a pleasantly warm February afternoon. At the other end of the garden, a manager peers through the greenhouse at beds of collard greens. Juxtaposed against the cracked concrete sidewalks, with its benches and plywood ...

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Home-grown fare to feed the people of Chester

February 14, 2017  by Philabundance

CHESTER > Come springtime the Fare & Square in Chester will begin selling locally grown fruits and vegetables that were grown at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes Community Garden thanks to a new partnership announced last week. “Where will you run into a housing authority that supplies a grocery store,” said ...

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Balancing Profit and Social Change

November 7, 2016  by Amanda White

Is it possible to make money and change the world for the better? The professionals and students at this weekend's Net Impact Conference at the Convention Center came to build on that idealistic premise. Chad Dickerson, CEO of the online artisan sales site Etsy, talked of offering his 1.2 million vendors the ...

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Hungry Harvest helps those in need by delivering fresh, discounted produce to your door

November 1, 2016  by Amanda White

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hungry Harvest is a company that just launched in Philadelphia. They deliver fresh produce to your doorstep - at a discount. And just by buying a box, you're helping your neighbors in need. When Letitia Hobgen hits the Philabundance Fresh for All in Glassboro, New Jersey, she loads ...

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Shark Tank food startup planting roots in Philadelphia after beta launch

October 31, 2016  by Amanda White

A Maryland-based produce delivery startup that hooked one of the Shark investors on ABC's Shark Tank earlier this year has decided to stay in Philadelphia after a successful beta period. Baltimore's Hungry Harvest, which received a $100,000 offer in January this year from Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec for a 10 ...

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A Front Seat View of Hunger

March 31, 2016  by Amanda White

  As part of Philabundance’s new member orientation, employees have the opportunity to visit the majority of Philabundance’s innovative programs and initiatives developed since its inception in 1984. One especially unique experience is having the opportunity to “Ride Along” with one of our truck drivers to pick up and deliver food ...

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Fare & Square Nonprofit Grocery Store Helps People Eat Healthy

January 12, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — We all know produce isn’t the cheapest item to buy at the grocery store. So, one store in Chester, Delaware County, is trying to entice customers to eat healthier by offering rewards. The store is already a first of its kind in the country, and now, it has ...

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Fresh Look: Fresh For All Program Offering Free Produce to Community

October 29, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

Our Fresh For All program is like a traveling farmers market, setting up at the same location every week — on the same day and at the same time — so local residents can rely on the availability of a selection of fresh produce throughout the year. Many clients are ...

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Discounts Offered at Delco Supermarket

September 2, 2015  by 

By Caitlin McCabe Discounts offered at supermarket As part of a monthlong campaign to raise awareness about hunger and healthy eating, Philabundance's Fare & Square supermarket in Chester is offering shoppers a 25 percent discount on certain produce items. Throughout September, Fare & Square, located on Ninth Street, is to sample select produce ...

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One Step Away: Combating Food Waste Globally, Nationally, and in Philadelphia

August 12, 2015  by Brittany Barbato

In June, Tesco, the largest chain of grocery stores in the United Kingdom, announced it would donate all of its unsold food to charity in an effort to reduce waste. In a statistical analysis of its own practices, the company revealed that it threw away 55,400 tons of food in the ...

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