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6/7/2017 3:50pm
On Friday, May 12, 2017, the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN) hosted its 3rd annual conference for the county's emergency food network. Close to 100 attendees from many of the county's food pantries and soup kitchens, joined county officials, foundation staff and other key stakeholders in the system for a day of inspiration, networking, learning and conversation. The focus of this year's conference was on advocacy.  
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3/22/2017 2:18pm
The Salvation Army of Norristown today held a special grand opening celebration for their newly renovated choice food pantry. HealthSpark Foundation President and CEO Russ Johnson and Senior Program Officer Tamela Luce were on hand for the festivities.   Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Val Arkoosh talked about the prevalence of hunger in Montgomery County, noting that about 80,000 county residents are not getting enough to eat. More than 14% of the county's children are included in that number.  
Press Release
2/23/2017 11:44am
Colmar, PA – HealthSpark Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $165,000 to improve the health and wellbeing of Montgomery County residents.
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1/24/2017 10:16am
The city of Philadelphia Health Department has partnered with around a dozen hospitals to improve nutrition standards and promote local and sustainable food procurement as part of its Good Food, Healthy Hospitals initiative. This video showcases some of the work and accomplishments of three area hospitals: 
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11/30/2016 3:26pm
This article appeared in the November 2016 e-newsletter by Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.
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10/10/2016 10:02am
On  October 8, 2016, North Penn Commons hosted an open house for the public to tour the new facility. The Commons is located on the former site of LansBowl, now owned by the North Penn YMCA. The project connects three agencies with the YMCA's existing building. The campus is home to:
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10/3/2016 11:22am
NORRISTOWN>> It smelled for all the world like Thanksgiving Day at Siloam Baptist Church soup kitchen on Friday morning.
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9/30/2016 3:09pm
By Ukee Washington LOWER MERION, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County food drive was inspired by a famous visitor. Last year, Pope Francis stayed at St. Charles Borromeo seminary in Lower Merion for a night. Dan Weckerly of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board remembers it well. “Here’s a world figure not only coming to Philadelphia, but coming to stay in Montgomery County,” Weckerly said. “We were just knocked back on our heels about it.” County officials wanted to give the visiting pontiff a tangible thank you, but what?
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9/23/2016 10:27am
WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CBS) — Doctors visits at one Montgomery
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9/19/2016 5:16pm
LANSDALE >> Hundreds of volunteers, ranging from ages 5 to 70 and from various backgrounds, came out to help Manna on Main Street make the symbolic move on Sunday from their current location at 713 W. Main St. to their new home at 606-608 E. Main St., both in Lansdale. Although the official move won’t take place until Sept. 30, today’s move was just a reminder of the community’s support.
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