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Four people and a person in a mascot costume, standing by a box for food donations.
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...
Cartoon depicting characters fighting hunger.
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...
Line of people at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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...
Map of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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...
African American woman outside in a garden.
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.
A line of people celebrating a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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:
A line of chefs smiling and posing for the camera.
NORRISTOWN>> It smelled for all the world like Thanksgiving Day at Siloam Baptist Church soup kitchen on Friday morning.
A Caucasian man sitting behind canned food.
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...
An African American woman in a garden.
WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (CBS) — Doctors visits at one Montgomery