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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...
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February 23, 2017 Colmar, PA – HealthSpark Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $165,000 to improve the health and wellbeing of Montgomery County residents. A grant of $75,000 over one year was made to the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) to support the development and...
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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...
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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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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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NORRISTOWN>> It smelled for all the world like Thanksgiving Day at Siloam Baptist Church soup kitchen on Friday morning.
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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...
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WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CBS) — Doctors visits at one Montgomery
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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...
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King of Prussia, PA – When it came time last year to present Pope Francis with a commemoration of his time in Montgomery County, Pa., there were lots of gift ideas: books, mementos, glassware. But the VFTCB had a different thought. Instead of a physical gift, why not establish a charitable outreach...