Philabundance desperate for monetary donations, volunteers

News | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Before COVID-19 caused massive unemployment and school closures, more than 700,000 people in Philadelphia faced hunger. Now that need has skyrocketed. Executive Director of Philabundance Glenn Bergman, said Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, is in dire need of volunteers, food and monetary donations due to the […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise across city, state

News | March 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the city and state according to health officials at daily press briefings today. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the city has confirmed an additional 242 presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the city’s total number of case 1315. That’s an increase from the 182 Farley said the […]

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Chestnut Hill area grocery stores managing in crisis mode

News | March 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Lange Around the time Governor Wolf announced the imminent shutdown of all Montgomery County’s non-essential businesses, people started panic buying at local grocery stores. Dana Ward, communications and public affairs for Acme Markets, made this observation about two weeks later. Acme operates 164 stores in six states, including at 7700 Crittenden St. in […]

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Philadabundance closed until March 30 due to COVID-19

News | March 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sue Ann Rybak Stephanie Arck-Baynes, a spokesperson for Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, said Philabundance closed on March 26 and March 27 “out of an abundance of caution for its staff, volunteers and the public.”   A statement on Philabundance’s website read: “Wednesday, March 25, a staff member informed […]

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Philadelphia announces 2 deaths from COVID-19, more than $8 million raised for city fund

News | March 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following is a press release from the city. The Local is watching every day. These releases have been good and accurate summaries of what has been said at each briefing. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced 154 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of […]

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