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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.
SPORTS
July 1, 2011
Bill Clark, the president and executive director of Philabundance, the Philadelphia area's largest hunger relief organization, estimates that 900,000 people here are at risk of hunger. With that staggering statistic in mind, the Phillies and Citizens Bank announced a hunger relief initiative called Phans Feeding Families. This initiative began on Thursday and will culminate during the July 31 home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the aim of uniting the Phillies community in support of hunger relief.
NEWS
October 31, 2009 | By Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 30 people already were waiting in the chilly drizzle when Eugene Dickerson, 37, arrived at the Lindenwold PATCO station to help distribute free produce and other items through Philabundance's Fresh for All program. A half-hour later, still 30 minutes before food would be passed out, the line in the parking lot had grown to about 200 people. "Normally, we have even more than that," said Dickerson, an out-of-work chef who volunteers every Saturday for the 1:30 p.m. event.
NEWS
January 7, 2001 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
An improving economy is supposed to benefit all, but staff members of the food-recycling charity Philabundance know that in Delaware County, as elsewhere, despite recent general prosperity, many people are still struggling. The Philadelphia-based nonprofit recently extended its Delaware County food donations beyond the larger groups it has supplied for many years. Census Bureau estimates for 1997, the latest year available, show that 8.5 percent of the county's 540,000 residents and 13 percent of its children live in poverty.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
PhilAbundance, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides fresh foods to homeless shelters and soup kitchens, will expand its service in Bucks County by 300 percent, starting this week. The program, which collects leftover food from restaurants and distributes it to the poor, has been supplying three shelters in the county. This week, it will begin supplying seven additional sites. Over the next 12 months, the organization hopes to deliver about 100,000 pounds of food to Bucks County shelters.
NEWS
September 26, 2008 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philabundance has received about $225,000 in donations to fund a children's milk program it had planned to cut, the region's largest hunger-relief agency announced yesterday. Most of the money for 18 after-school and day-care agencies serving 1,045 children comes from a single donor who requested anonymity, said Bill Clark, agency president and executive director. The reinstated program will cost $100,000 a year, and Clark said the donations would be used to keep it going at least two years.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Share the fruit you wear. That's the motto behind Fruitstrology, a budding new business of screen-printed tank tops and T-shirts designed by two Temple University business students, sisters Rachel and Sarah Stanton. For every shirt sold, a serving of fresh fruit is donated through Philabundance to Philadelphia-area children in so-called food deserts, where supermarkets are scarce. The 22-year-old twins from Bristol conceived the idea in 2012 and, after several rounds of design experimentation, started marketing their shirts in September.
NEWS
June 19, 2002 | By Marian Uhlman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Like most hunger-relief programs, Philabundance has distributed whatever donated food has come its way. Too often that has meant plenty of potatoes and lettuce, and not enough kiwis and grapes - a good recipe for filling the belly, but not good enough to meet daily nutritional needs. In a pioneering effort to fill dietary gaps, the Philadelphia agency has forged a partnership with several businesses to guarantee specific food will be available on a regular basis. It represents a major shift from the usual business practice of giving away food that cannot be sold.
NEWS
February 23, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
By day, Jannie L. Blackwell is an oh-so-serious Philadelphia City Council member, known for helping the homeless people who show up at her office and for overseeing her West Philadelphia district like a fiefdom. But Thursday night, she was "Jannie from Cheyney. " Clad in a black-and-white Adidas track suit, bulky gold chain, and sunglasses, the councilwoman - a graduate of Cheyney University - and several staffers did their own version of the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight. " "And in conclusion / I'd just like to say / I'm Jannie from Cheyney / have a blessed day," she rapped.
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NEWS
August 23, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even as the economy recovers, the number of hungry Americans is increasing, with working people, military members, children, and the elderly among those suffering from lack of food. Those findings are in a major survey of people who use food pantries commissioned by Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. A new report comes out every four years. The 2014 report shows that one in seven Americans, or 46.5 million people, received food from a Feeding America food bank.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hegemony of the Blanc has been broken! The third annual Dîner en Blanc - a visually dazzling outdoor dinner at a yet-to-be-disclosed Center City landmark attended by 3,500 people dressed head to toe in white - won't be the only game in town Thursday night, at least when it comes to themed al fresco dinners. First held 26 years ago in Paris, Dîner en Blanc has become an institution in nearly 50 cities around the world. But last month, a splinter group of former Philly Blanc-ers (Blanc-ies?
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
IN THE SHADOW of the old Tastykake factory in Nicetown, there's a greenhouse with an organic vegetable garden and a 170,000 square-foot warehouse owned and operated by the SHARE Food Program. About noon yesterday, Jimmy Rollins and his wife, Johari, prepared a batch of fried green beans for a hungry group of fans and SHARE volunteers outside the greenhouse. "You can't have fries all the time," the Phillies shortstop said. He insisted you try his "green fries" instead. The recipe was simple enough - green beans, olive oil and a dash of salt - but the idea that Philadelphians don't have access to fresh, healthy foods is more complex, and an issue that the Rollins family is invested in. Rollins was outside the SHARE factory to pledge $10,000 from the Rollins Family Foundation and to put a familiar face behind SHARE's initiative to serve healthy and affordable foods to Philadelphians across the city.
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.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
IT WAS Arnaldo Cardona's first time at Wawa's Annual Hoagie Day celebration yesterday, and though he was dressed in a black T-shirt and dripped sweat, he didn't let the 93-degree weather spoil his mood. While others held umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun and fanned themselves with maps from the National Constitution Center, Cardona shimmied his shoulders and moved his feet to Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" blasting over the speakers to the crowd. "I'm hoping there's going to be a nice, big sandwich for me," said Cardona, 28, of North Philly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014
MISSED out on cake? Plenty more food competitions let guests fill up on samples, vote for favorite cooks - and contribute to good causes. Cupcake Smash Thirty-four pastry chefs (half pro, half am) serve mini cakes to a crowd of 500-plus. Ticket price includes cocktails. Benefits Philabundance. Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock St., 2-5 p.m. April 26, rain or shine, $25 & $30 ($10 kids; under 6 free), 215-339-0900, philabundance.org .   Vendy Awards NYC-born food-truck competition pits local driver-cookers against each other in a daytime version of the Night Market for 600-ish eaters.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Share the fruit you wear. That's the motto behind Fruitstrology, a budding new business of screen-printed tank tops and T-shirts designed by two Temple University business students, sisters Rachel and Sarah Stanton. For every shirt sold, a serving of fresh fruit is donated through Philabundance to Philadelphia-area children in so-called food deserts, where supermarkets are scarce. The 22-year-old twins from Bristol conceived the idea in 2012 and, after several rounds of design experimentation, started marketing their shirts in September.
NEWS
March 13, 2014
Roots of renewal While appreciative of Inquirer coverage of the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, as former long-time residents and civic activists there we can assure readers that revitalization efforts along Germantown Avenue have been in progress even longer than reported ("A warm welcome," March 2). As far back as 1979, a city-sponsored study of the needs along this part of the avenue by Johnson/Smith Architects was followed up by new street lighting, improvements to certain buildings, additional street trees, and major repairs to the avenue itself - all with the cooperation of the adjacent civic associations, including East and West Mount Airy Neighbors.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
If any members of our fractious species could get along, you might expect it to be those who make it their life's work to feed the hungry. And yet the Philadelphia region's food charities find themselves figuratively throwing food at each other. Fortunately, being practiced altruists, they ought to be able to find a way to put aside pride and parochialism for the sake of the needy. The local antihunger giant Philabundance is at the center of the controversy. With a budget of nearly $50 million and a staff of more than 100, Philabundance takes food from supermarkets, food makers, and other large donors and discounters and distributes it to nearly 500 area food pantries serving the needy.
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