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Need to Fill Food Pantries Locally During Kid’s Summer Break

June 21, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

By: Kristen Johanson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Summer means beach vacations, camp and free time, but for some families who rely on school meals for their children, this time of year can be tough. More than 300,000 children in our area lose their school breakfast and lunch meals during summer break. “Hunger is just ...

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More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer

June 20, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More than 300,000 Kids in Our Area Face Hunger this Summer Philadelphia, PA – June 17, 2016 – Hundreds of thousands of kids in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a newly-released study from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). ...

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Commentary: School’s out, and often that means kids go hungry

June 20, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

Thousands of parents aren't celebrating the arrival of summer. They're dreading it. That's because 300,000 children in our area will lose their school meals this summer, and local food banks, emergency kitchens, and pantries are bracing for the dire need about to hit. How bad is the problem? In Camden, Philadelphia, and ...

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SEPTA Stop Hunger at Your Station 2017

June 15, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

From June 12-23, 2017 SEPTA will collect donations of canned goods at 43 designated stations throughout the transit system, providing food items to those in need. The community can participate by contributing the following most needed food items: Canned/ Shelf Stable Meats (including Tuna) Canned Beef Stew Canned Chili Canned Pasta, Beef Ravioli Creamy Peanut ...

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‘Stop Hunger’ Food Drive Helps Kids Get Meals They Need On Summer Break

June 1, 2016  by Philabundance Digital Media

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA and Philabundance workers and volunteers rallied against hunger at Dilworth Park, outside City Hall, aboard a “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive. With school letting out for the summer, SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel says thousands of children won’t benefit from the free and reduced-cost meals ...

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A Struggling Parent Says Thank You

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Summer will be here before we know it, and siblings David, Isiah and Yamelette will be out of class for three months. When the last school bell rings, these kids will be worried. Like many of their classmates, David, Isiah and Yamelette rely on the school meal program for breakfast and ...

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Your Gifts Help Feed A Family in Need

May 25, 2016  by Philabundance

Ginette is a hardworking single mom with two school-age children, Connor, 9, and Gwen, 16.* Lately, it’s been tough making ends meet, especially now that Ginette has to devote most of her time to caring for Gwen, who has been too ill to attend school. Despite these difficulties, Ginette tries to ...

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You’re Helping Neighbors of All Ages

May 16, 2016  by Glenn Bergman

Wow, time really flies doesn’t it? In just a few weeks, it’ll be summer, and if you spend any time around children, you know what that means — they’re already counting down the days until school’s out. But three months out of school isn’t good news for every kid. Because more ...

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