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October 15, 1987 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
Local residents will join with people in cities and towns across the United States on Sunday to participate in fund-raising walks to benefit agencies that fight hunger, both worldwide and locally. A major beneficiary will be CROP, a Church World Service project that long has been active in the worldwide fight against starvation and poverty. Religious coalitions in many Delaware County communities are taking part in the fund-raising by sponsoring 10-mile or 10-kilometer hikes, with pledges going to fund projects sponsored by CROP and other groups.
NEWS
September 27, 1999 | BY JOAN MINTZ ULMER
Many professional athletes make popular punch lines. Whether the subject is continued drug violations, illegitimate children, gambling or domestic violence, there seems to be no shortage of famous athletes identified with these failings. Even if you accept Charles Barkley's contention that pro athletes shouldn't be expected to be role models, it sometimes seems as if they represent the other end of the ethics spectrum, taking society's vices to extremes. Another breed of athlete is emerging - people like Mark McGwire, who has aligned himself with child-abuse prevention programs.
NEWS
March 11, 2000 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
Bob Gessler has a mission for St. Patrick's Day: Making sure the parade and all the other hoopla is about more than just fun. Gessler, a leader of the movement to place an Irish Famine memorial at Front and Chestnut streets, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians want spectators and marchers at tomorrow's parade to bring canned goods, or make a donation to fight hunger in the Philadelphia region. "While we're involved in other programs to commemorate what happened to our ancestors during the hunger, what better way to bring a focus on this than to help those who are hungry today.
NEWS
August 29, 2003 | By Robert Rector
Is hunger widespread in America? To answer that question, we must distinguish between hunger and malnutrition. Malnutrition is a condition of reduced health due to a chronic shortage of calories and nutriments. Thankfully, poverty-induced malnutrition is virtually non-existent in the United States. In fact, poor American children today are super-nourished, growing up to be one inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than middle-class kids from the 1950s. Hunger is a far less severe condition: a temporary, but real, discomfort caused by an empty stomach.
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October 11, 1992 | By Judy Baehr, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The pictures invariably flash on the television screen at meal times. You know the ones. Children with spindly limbs and swollen bellies. Empty shelves. Long lines of patient, hopeful people. Somalia. Ethiopia. The former Soviet Union. The announcer sonorously cites statistics from hunger research studies: "Each year, 20 million people, mostly children, die from hunger-related diseases. Between 500 million and one billion people are hungry right now. " To all those who have ever felt a twinge of conscience while taking the next forkful as the pictures flash and the statistics fly, the churches of Haddonfield are offering a chance today to do something about it. That chance is the 1992 Haddonfield Crop Walk.
FOOD
December 24, 1997 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
It was the first time in nearly three years that Frank Bove had savored one of his all-time favorite foods, steamed hardshell crab. His eyes sparkled as he enthusiastically set about rending the crustacean's multiple limbs and sucking out each morsel of tender crabmeat. It was an unexpected, and much appreciated, treat for the former Cape May resident - and for the other unshaven, world-weary men lingering over lunch trays this month at St. John's Hospice, 1221 Race St. "The meals here are pretty good," Bove declared, "but this is special.
NEWS
May 6, 2010
Letter carriers will collect nonperishable food Saturday as part of a nationwide initiative to fight hunger. The annual initiative, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service. Residents should place food items near their mailboxes before mail delivery Saturday. Letter carriers will deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry. - Kristin E. Holmes
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2013
* To help fight hunger, you need go no farther than your own mailbox Saturday as Campbell Soup and the National Association of Letter Carriers hold their 21st Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Place nonperishable items next to your home mailbox or slot before your mail carrier arrives. They'll get your donations to local people in need. * Heck, to help fight hunger (an escalating battle that needs all the help it can get) you don't even have to pull yourself away from the computer. Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's largest hunger-relief organization, has a Virtual Food Drive tool that allows you to rally others to the cause, choose what kind of food you'd like to give and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2007 | By Kristin Granero FOR THE INQUIRER
Looking to make a craft for a cure? The Clay Studio, Whole Foods Market, and the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) invite families to attend their first-ever Empty Bowls Benefit Workshops Saturday in efforts to help fight hunger in the Philadelphia region. Based on a class project held by an art teacher in Michigan in 1999, the concept of Empty Bowls was created to support food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger, and eventually lead to Empty Bowls events throughout the world - and millions of dollars raised.
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NEWS
July 5, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Clark, the executive director of Philabundance, who has been credited as an innovator in the fight against hunger, announced his resignation from the agency Thursday. For 13 years, Clark, 61, ran the $50-million-a-year hunger-relief behemoth that is based in South Philadelphia and serves nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Philabundance moves 30 million pounds of food a year to 426 pantries in a region whose core is the poorest big city in America. Mark Bender, a member of the Philabundance board, was appointed interim executive director, according to a statement from Murvin Lackey, chairman of the board.
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March 3, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the seemingly genteel world of food charity, hunger-relief advocates are perceived as big-hearted humanitarians all rowing in the same direction. But lately, as need increases while food supplies contract, people more accustomed to fighting hunger now battle among themselves - do-gooder vs. do-gooder. What's developing locally is a noisy quarrel between two altruistic camps: those who help the hungry in Chester County, and the hunger-relief behemoth, Philabundance, based in South Philadelphia and serving nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
"I see Sam!" Alexis Vernola, 16, of Allentown, screeched as actor Sam Claflin came near. "I can't breathe!" Gianna, 12, marveled as she peered at him from behind a metal barrier, "If this fence wasn't here, I would be up there! Like, I'm that close. " Her friend Becca, 13, agreed: "It's fate. It's destiny. " The girls, both from Haddonfield, were among more than 1,000 eager fans who crowded the Cherry Hill Mall on Sunday to get a glimpse of five stars of Catching Fire , the second installment in The Hunger Games franchise.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2013
* To help fight hunger, you need go no farther than your own mailbox Saturday as Campbell Soup and the National Association of Letter Carriers hold their 21st Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Place nonperishable items next to your home mailbox or slot before your mail carrier arrives. They'll get your donations to local people in need. * Heck, to help fight hunger (an escalating battle that needs all the help it can get) you don't even have to pull yourself away from the computer. Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's largest hunger-relief organization, has a Virtual Food Drive tool that allows you to rally others to the cause, choose what kind of food you'd like to give and more.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
PHILADELPHIA Operation Rice Bowl kickoff For the 37th consecutive year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is participating in Operation Rice Bowl, a nationwide effort administered by Catholic Relief Services to alleviate hunger. It works both locally and abroad through prayer, fasting, learning and giving, said Bishop John J. McIntyre, who will preside at today's kickoff at the Visitation Food Cupboard at the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center, 2646 Kensington Ave. Parishioners in the Archdiocese donated almost $337,000 to Operation Rice Bowl during Lent 2011.
NEWS
January 19, 2011 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hunger does not receive enough attention in the United States, where Americans "overuse the denial mechanism," believing the problem doesn't exist, a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official said Tuesday at Drexel University's School of Public Health. At the same time, increasing numbers of Americans are enrolling for food stamps, according to Kevin Concannon, USDA undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services. "The nutritional safety net . . . has never been as urgently needed as it is now," Concannon concluded.
NEWS
May 6, 2010
Letter carriers will collect nonperishable food Saturday as part of a nationwide initiative to fight hunger. The annual initiative, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service. Residents should place food items near their mailboxes before mail delivery Saturday. Letter carriers will deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry. - Kristin E. Holmes
NEWS
May 23, 2009 | By Rodrigo Muzell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marie Covert holds a piece of paper with the number 116. It's 11:30 a.m., and she is almost at the end of a line that has gotten longer every week since last fall's economic crash: She is waiting for free food. At the beginning of the line, at 15th Street and Hunting Park Avenue, Marine veteran Tony Moore, 54, hands out muffins, bread, and other baked goods to people who arrived three hours ago. He is the founder of Veteran's United, a nonprofit organization that fights hunger in Philadelphia by distributing goods from food banks and other donors at five locations.
NEWS
December 22, 2008 | By Megan DeMarco INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leo Casey has volunteered at St. Edward's food pantry in Pine Hill for 17 years, but last month marked the first time he had seen the pantry almost run out of food. "It's the hardest we ever got hit for Thanksgiving," said Casey, 87. The pantry expected 100 families but ended up feeding closer to 150. St. Edward's is not the only food pantry affected by the economy. According to Val Traore, chief executive of the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, the number of people seeking emergency food assistance in South Jersey has increased 41 percent over the last few months.
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