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10/2/2017 8:56am
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has selected HealthSpark Foundation as its 2017 Outstanding Foundation of the Year. The foundation is among several award winners who will receive their honors at the Association’s National Philanthropy Day event on November 17, 2017 in Philadelphia.
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9/28/2017 10:13am
In honor of the 3rd Annual Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive, the staff of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) and Montgomery County Commissioners worked alongside Manna on Main Street employees and students from the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College to prepare Tuesday evening’s meal for Manna’s guests.  
News Story
9/18/2017 8:36am
The Montgomery County Commissioners helped the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) officially launch its Freedom from Hunger Food Drive during National Hunger Action Month. From left to right: Commissioner Joe Gale, Monty the Fox, VFTCB President & CEO Mike Bowman, Commissioner Val Arkoosh and Commissioner Ken Lawrence. Photo submitted to Times Herald.
News Story
6/7/2017 2:50pm
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 1:18pm
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 10:44am
February 23, 2017  
News Story
1/24/2017 9:16am
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: 
News Story
11/30/2016 2:26pm
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.
News Story
10/10/2016 9:02am
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 10:22am
NORRISTOWN>> It smelled for all the world like Thanksgiving Day at Siloam Baptist Church soup kitchen on Friday morning.
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