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No Donation Too Small

May 25, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

by Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance I am always amazed at how much produce comes in to Philabundance from the Produce Center, the Port of Philadelphia, our grocery – retail store partners, and our farmers in the summer months. On Thursday, May 11th, we received a donation of 350 pounds ...

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Broccoli and Apples Help A New Jersey Family Grow Healthy and Strong

April 24, 2017  by Philabundance

“When you’re on a fixed income, every dollar counts,” Leticia says. She knows from experience. Leticia has epilepsy, and though she’s a certified nurse’s assistant, she’s not able to work due to her disorder. That means her only income for the past few years has been small disability checks. Making her budget ...

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Doing Good Together Product Survey

April 7, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Lots of you stopped by the Philly Farm Fest and tried cheese varieties that we will sell at small and artisanal retailers -- proceeds of which will go to help feed our neighbors in need! Voting for our product brand name continues! Please let us know which name you think is ...

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

February 27, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

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 Digital Media

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 Philabundance Digital Media

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 Philabundance Digital Media

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 Philabundance Digital Media

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 Philabundance Digital Media

  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 Philabundance Digital Media

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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