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March 18, 2014


The Green Light Pantry at Casa del Carmen, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will graduate the first Green Light Pantry class. Diego Castellanos, host of WPVI-TV Channel 6's "Puerto Rican Panorama," will be the guest speaker. In association with the graduation, the United Way and the Philadelphia Eagles will participate in a groundbreaking for garden beds and a jungle gym that will be used to grow fruits and vegetables for the Green Light Pantry.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Casa del Carmen
4400 North Reese Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

The Green Light Pantry is one of two food pantries in the city solely providing nutritious foods to clients as well as free nutrition workshops, health screenings and other services. Developed by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, it focuses on promoting healthy eating while helping low-income families put food on the table. It provides families with foods categorized as "green light foods" under a system developed by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which ranks foods based on their nutritional value and USDA dietary guidelines.


Editor's Note: Casa del Carmen has served the Latino community of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since 1954, providing counseling, family support services, daycare and afterschool programs for children. For more information on Casa del Carmen please visit

Annie Korp
Communications Assistant

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