Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hip-Hop music played loudly at the Hunting Park Recreation Center, where a group of young girls smiled with joy as they began preparation for their next performance. The Black Diamond Dance Troupe was founded two years ago by Camisha Moyer, Shana Bowman and Kishna Jeantine, who serve as the dance coaches for the troupe. The […]

 

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

Northeast: Supermarket Closures Leave Food Pantries Scrambling

It was 8:40 a.m. on a recent sunny, spring-like day. In addition to the birds chirping, chatter could be heard as a line from the front of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church wrapped around Sackett Street onto Tyson Avenue. Many were gathering and waiting for the Feast of Justice’s Community Cupboard to open. Feast of […]

 

Center City: Weekly Farmers Markets Giving Philadelphians A Chance to Eat Fresh and Buy Locally

Center City: Weekly Farmers Markets Giving Philadelphians A Chance to Eat Fresh and Buy Locally

Farmers’ markets play an integral role in the community. They are an essential tool in linking urban and rural populations. Not only are people getting the opportunity to buy fresh locally grown foods, but it gives them the chance to connect with others in their communities. Founded in 2001 by Bob Pierson, Farm to City […]

 

Kensington: Growers of Neighborhoods

Kensington: Growers of Neighborhoods

Since 1997, Greensgrow Farms has been an active member of Kensington, Philadelphia. A nationally recognized leader in urban farming, the farm aims to grow food in sustainable and economical ways. Through the use of greenhouses and high tunnel farming, the farm grows food that is sold at their farm stand In addition to selling produce, the farm […]

 

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Twenty two years ago, Mantua’s only grocery store, located on 34th Street, burned to the ground. Since then, the neighborhood has never had a grocery store to call its own, forcing those living there to take two bus lines to two different supermarkets on Columbus Boulevard or to the more expensive option of shopping at […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Germantown: New Grocery Store Provides Fresh Food for Community

Just last year, at the intersection of Chew Ave and Washington Lane, there was only a large vacant lot. Now, there is a supermarket in its place. After months of construction, a new Bottom Dollar Food opened to the public on the day of Halloween.  And in the subsequent months, the store appears to be […]