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To cut waste, the City focuses on food, resident education, and microgrants

The Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet was axed in 2020. Here’s how the Office of Sustainability is running with one piece of the zero waste goal. Since the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet was dissolved in 2020, responsibilities were divided...
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Glover Gardens is bringing food justice to Philly, one garden bed at a time

Glover Gardens gives neighbors the power to grow their own fresh food while strengthening bonds with one another and their origins. To Hajjah Glover, garden beds are a gateway to food equity – and she’s intent on building more of...
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Local restaurants can improve sustainability with Food Waste Business Challenge

Over 10 businesses will work with the city to tackle food waste Over 108 billion pounds of food is wasted annually in the United States. The Office of Sustainability announced the launch of the Food Waste Business Challenge to get...
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Food, Farming & Philadelphia: Recap

Local changemakers prioritize access, communities, and healthy food for our tables. How does urban agriculture impact our communities, healthy waterways and food system? The Rodale Institute hosted a webinar on this topic last Saturday, and we had the pleasure of...
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Sharing Excess & Ya Fav Trashman hosting Thanksgiving food giveaway in West Philly

Local food pop-up provides food to families in need before Thanksgiving Terrill Haigler, aka “Ya Fav Trashman,” is hosting a pop-up food drive with Sharing Excess in Malcolm X Park tomorrow, Saturday, November 12th. Frozen turkeys and grocery boxes with...
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The Common Market is Donating $3.9 Million of Fresh Produce to Locals Facing Food Insecurity

Nonprofit mobilizes to send 35,000 boxes of produce from local farmers to residents in need weekly. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box program awarded nonprofit regional food distributor The Common Market $5.7 million to purchase,...
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How Local Farmers Are Bringing You Fresh Food During the COVID-19 Crisis

Despite images of empty grocery aisles, there hasn’t been a lot of disruption to local supply chains at this time. Here’s how to support local farmers and get fresh food. During this new reality, everything has changed, including how we...
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Amid COVID-19 crisis, what restaurants can do with their extra food

As Philly’s eateries determine how to handle the two-week halt to dine-in service, several city agencies are reminding them of one option for any extra food – donate it. The city of Philadelphia suspended dining service Monday, telling restaurants only...
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