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City Politics: Philly Food Bucks Reaches A Milestone In Empowering SNAP Shoppers

City Politics: Philly Food Bucks Reaches A Milestone In Empowering SNAP Shoppers

“When Food Bucks came out at Clark Park, I was on the SNAP benefits,” said Meghan Filoromo of The Food Trust’s Philly Food Bucks program. Filoromo was working at the market at the time. “It made such a huge difference for what I could purchase,” Filoromo said. “[Before Philly Food Bucks] I was trying to just buy […]

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Kensington: Neighbor Helps Improve Access to Healthy Food Through Co-Op

Kensington: Neighbor Helps Improve Access to Healthy Food Through Co-Op

The Kensington Community Food Co-Op started in 2008 when the community came together to talk about issues in the neighborhood. Residents weren’t satisfied with the healthy food options that were available. Conversations evolved from those initial concerns. Holly Logan is the president of the Kensington Community Food Co-Op. Its mission is to open a member-owned cooperative […]

 

Overbrook: Farmacy Aims to Bring New Meaning, Access to Healthy Food

Overbrook: Farmacy Aims to Bring New Meaning, Access to Healthy Food

In 2017, the Overbrook Environmental Education Center is hopeful of opening the Overbrook Hall Farmacy for Human and Environmental Health Center, or Overbrook Farmacy, at a vacant structure at 6150 Lancaster Ave. The Overbrook Farmacy is a project guided by the idea that pathways to healthy foods and healthy behaviors are multi-dimensional. This Farmacy, a […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Produce Stand Thrives Under New Management

Strawberry Mansion: Produce Stand Thrives Under New Management

On the corner of 33rd and Diamond streets recently, five residents gathered around a canopy tent, each eagerly awaiting their turn to purchase some of the fresh fruits and vegetables arranged on the table. Although it’s no new endeavor, this small produce stand has seen a few big changes this season. Previously under the direction of an Amish […]