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Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities Executive Director Barbara Wilhelmy gives Sen. Bob Casey a tour of their food pantry. All photos by Tamela Luce.
POTTSTOWN >> U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by a Pottstown food bank Monday on his way to cast his vote on a farm bill package that could cut the food stamp benefits on which so many of those using the food bank depend.
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Philabundance recently created two toolkits for food pantries and other organizations in the emergency food system: advocacy and volunteer management.
Jeff Olivet, senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation shows data on the impact of homelessness on African American, Latino and white communities. Photo by Tamela Luce.
“If we can figure out how to solve homelessness for a young, black trans woman, we can solve it for everyone else.” Jeff Olivet, a nationally recognized expert in homelessness, behavioral and public health and senior advisor to the Center for Social Innovation delivered the above quote at the 6th...
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Four Design Teams, six big ideas and an audience of nearly 200 people... HealthSpark Foundation hosted its second Community of Practice meeting on Monday, June 4th in Blue Bell as part of its Safety Net Resiliency Initiative.
Four men of color and one Caucasian woman, all in suits, posing for a picture.
HealthSpark Foundation is proud to announce that its Vice President of Administration Jennifer Pedroni has been elected as Board President for Philanthropy Network Greater Philadephia!
A printed program and pen on a lime green table.
In the morning of Monday, March 12, 2018, HealthSpark Foundation hosted the inaugural Community of Practice meeting to kick off its new Safety Net Resiliency Initiative. Nearly 150 attendees representing 83 organization packed into the atrium in Parkhouse Hall on the main campus of the Montgomery...
A printed event program, pen, water glass and pad of paper on a black table.
In the fall of 2017, HealthSpark Foundation hosted two events with nonprofit, county government and philanthropic representatives to discuss Montgomery County's health and human services safety net. Approximately 100 organizations attended one or both meetings, which were facilited by national...
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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...
Three chefs working in a kitchen.
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...
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...