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Cobbs Creek: Food Pantry Serves As A Staple At St. Cyprian Church

Cobbs Creek: Food Pantry Serves As A Staple At St. Cyprian Church

Several years ago, April Robinson needed groceries— so she turned to the St. Cyprian Church for a meal. “A bag of chicken, some canned goods and some noodles, and juice,” Robinson said. She still remembers the groceries she received in the church’s basement, which has served as a food pantry for well over a decade. […]

 

Education: Philabundance Community Kitchen Sets Students Up For Success

Education: Philabundance Community Kitchen Sets Students Up For Success

Ninety thousand. That is the number of people Philabundance served in previous weeks within its nine-county regions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eight hundred of those 90,000 meals are prepared by the students of the Philabundance Community Kitchen. The kitchen set up a new approach to helping those in need.   Philadelphia is no stranger […]

 

Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Poplar: Congregants Drawn To Church With Deep Roots In Neighborhood

Leslie Callahan can’t pinpoint a specific reason why people end up at her church, located on the southwest corner of Wallace and 10th streets. But she does know that once people walk through the front door, most become a member of St. Paul’s Baptist Church for life. “Many of our members have been here a […]

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South Philadelphia: Nonprofit Executive Strives To End Hunger In Philadelphia

South Philadelphia: Nonprofit Executive Strives To End Hunger In Philadelphia

Since 1984, Philabundance has been operating out of South Philadelphia with one goal in mind: ending hunger in the region. Today, the nonprofit organization serves approximately 90,000 people per week. Glenn Bergman, a former health care professional, has served as executive director of Philabundance for almost two years. Bergman came to the nonprofit after spending […]

 

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 […]

 

South Philadelphia: Philabundance Gives Food to Those in Need

South Philadelphia: Philabundance Gives Food to Those in Need

A small crowd began to gather just after noon under an Interstate 95 overpass at the corner of Front and Tasker streets. People of different races and ages started to form a line. Some had children or other family members with them, some came alone. Most held empty bags protectively close to themselves, which soon […]

 By Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: Church Stands Against Hunger

Olney: Church Stands Against Hunger

Since becoming the first African-American and female pastor of Solid Rock United Methodist Church in 2004, Reverend Margaret Powell has been dedicated to promoting nutritious education and combating city-wide hunger. The church, located at 199 E. Tabor Rd., donates thousands of pounds of food each month to those in need through its partnership with SHARE, some of which […]

 

Olney: Church Joins School in Mission to Battle Local Hunger

Olney: Church Joins School in Mission to Battle Local Hunger

After receiving a large grant last year from Target as part of a library makeover giveaway, James Russell Lowell Elementary at 450 West Nedro St. was given the support of Philabundance to offer a food distribution program for the students. The program, Meals for Minds, supplies roughly 24lbs. of food per student each month, 25 […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Community of Compassion Feeds Hungry

Cobbs Creek: Community of Compassion Feeds Hungry

Located at 6148 Cedar Ave., the Community of Compassion Community Development Corp. is trying to do its part to make the neighborhood a better place to live. Some of the most important outreach programs, which are extensions of the service ministry for the Church of Christian Compassion across the street, include groceries in partnership with […]

 By Candice Monhollan, Audra Neff-Williams and Mike Polinsky

West Philadelphia: Fresh For All Program Feeds Residents

West Philadelphia: Fresh For All Program Feeds Residents

It’s hard to miss the mass of people lined up between Spruce and 49th streets on a Wednesday afternoon. They are racially mixed with young and old, but one thing they have in common is the empty bags and baskets they brought with them. Residents of West Philadelphia come to this spot to partake in […]