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Fighting SNAP Cuts, Every Step Along the Way

June 16, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

Just a few weeks ago, we released this statement about President Trump’s extreme proposal to cut SNAP (food stamps) by over 25% and the harm that would cause. Now Congress is working on its version of the budget, and, unfortunately, we have reason to be concerned that SNAP is at ...

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Philabundance Strongly Opposes President’s Proposed Budget Cuts to SNAP Program

May 23, 2017  by Philabundance Digital Media

May 23, 2017   PHILABUNDANCE STRONGLY OPPOSES PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SNAP PROGRAM   Statement Attributable to Glenn Bergman, Executive Director of Philabundance: “Philabundance is outraged by the President’s proposed budget, which includes SNAP cuts of more than $190 billion – which is one quarter of the SNAP program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ...

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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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