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Megha Kulshreshtha’s Food Connect app is tackling the city’s hunger problem people

Oct. 6, 2016 3:02 pm

Megha Kulshreshtha’s Food Connect app is tackling the city’s hunger problem

Kulshreshtha stopped by "Around the Corner" to talk about how her org is making it easy to donate surplus food to those who need it most.
Why this ‘scrappy’ young financier built the app that’s feeding Philly’s hungry people

Aug. 12, 2016 12:55 pm

Why this ‘scrappy’ young financier built the app that’s feeding Philly’s hungry

Real estate investor Megha Kulshreshtha is the brains and the architect behind Food Connect, an app that helps the food service industry donate surplus food to the hungry.
FeedPhilly listened to its community and added medical clinics to its food sites people

Jul. 22, 2016 8:24 am

FeedPhilly listened to its community and added medical clinics to its food sites

The hunger relief org regularly surveys those who receive its services and adjusts its work accordingly. Founder Hamza Shaikh explains in his Around the Corner interview.
Philadelphia funders need to ‘step up and lead their colleagues’ results

Jun. 8, 2016 12:41 pm

Philadelphia funders need to ‘step up and lead their colleagues’

Philanthropy Network Executive Director Maari Porter calls the network's Sparking Solutions report a "snapshot" of where regional foundation investments have been targeted.
Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities just published a study on childhood food insecurity and trauma results

May 25, 2016 3:24 pm

Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities just published a study on childhood food insecurity and trauma

Children who are experiencing potentially traumatic events such as abuse or the incarceration of a parent are more likely to live in food-insecure households.
Here’s what ex-Pew director Mike Dahl is bringing to Broad Street Ministry’s table people

May 19, 2016 12:36 pm

Here’s what ex-Pew director Mike Dahl is bringing to Broad Street Ministry’s table

After 15 years with Pew's Philadelphia program, Dahl will bring a data-driven rigor to the social services provider.
Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition people

Dec. 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition

A conversation about public benefits between nonprofits, city officials and members of the community.
A Soup Venture to Feed the Homeless: Federal Donuts, Broad Street Ministry Partner people

Jul. 2, 2014 1:01 pm

A Soup Venture to Feed the Homeless: Federal Donuts, Broad Street Ministry Partner

Federal Donuts has a chicken problem. The popular purveyor of fried chicken and donuts, now with five Philadelphia locations, produces 1,000 pounds of inedible chicken parts each week. Instead of sending those off to a landfill, it wants to make soup — and turn soup-making into a sustainable revenue stream for Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality […]
Broad Street Ministry Taps Philly’s Hotel Industry to Tamp Down Hunger people

Jun. 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Broad Street Ministry Taps Philly’s Hotel Industry to Tamp Down Hunger

Once a month, Kevin Murnane, the general manager of the Doubletree Philadelphia, and a handful of employees walk a few paces to Broad Street Ministry, the church-turned-service provider serving 1,000 meals a week to feed the hungry. Murnane and his colleagues are just a few of the hotel and restaurant professionals who are rolling up […]
Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts funding

Nov. 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts

On the first of this month, the 47 million Americans enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, had their food assistance benefits slashed. Now families, nonprofits and the region must come up with a way to fill the void left by the cuts.

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