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Initiative seeks solutions to turn food waste into jobs and revenue

December 14, 2016  by Amanda White

Every year the country spends $218 billion growing, processing and transporting more than 60 million tons of food that’s never eaten, according to ReFED, a collaboration of business, nonprofit, foundation and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. On average, every person wastes 400 pounds of ...

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A Quarter of Philadelphians are Food Insecure. What are we doing about it?

November 30, 2016  by Amanda White

By Alex Jones The Line On a blustery, sunny Friday she’s taken off of work, Melanie Hudson waits in line for food. “I have a lot more month than money,” says Hudson, 46, who works with autistic teens at Upper Darby High School. Her 17-year-old daughter Veronica is an honors student at the ...

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Casey Vows to Fight Changes in Food Assistance Programs

June 7, 2016  by Amanda White

CHESTER >> A plea from legislators to save food assistance programs in Pennsylvania came to Chester Monday morning at the Fare & Square grocery store with the arrival of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. In opposition to H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, Casey and supporters ...

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Philabundance: Fresher, better and in more languages

October 7, 2015  by Amanda White

With a legacy of 30 years operating in the region, Philabundance started 2015 by announcing a new executive director. Last June Glenn Bergman took the reins of the nonprofit organization and with it a new opportunity to continue the multiple programs that each week reach 90,000 people suffering from hunger. "The ...

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“With great power there must also come – great responsibility!”

May 22, 2013  by Philabundance

In the first Spider-Man story ever written, Uncle Ben warns his nephew, Peter Parker (read: Spider-Man’s alter-ego) that as he grows from a boy into a man, he will both acquire the strength to harm and the choice to become a force for good. Although Peter initially rejects Uncle Ben’s ...

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