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Pennsylvania Poverty Numbers Available

Review and compare the latest poverty numbers broken down at the county level

Census data released on September 18, 2014, as well as recent USDA food insecurity data, reflect the meager income gains for the majority of Pennsylvanians. The state’s 2013 poverty rate remained level, and its rate of food insecurity showed only slight improvement. Each measure remains well above pre-recession levels and show that far too many Pennsylvania households continue to struggle putting food on the table.

Highlights of recent data:

•    Pennsylvania’s poverty rate was 13.7 percent in 2013, the same as in 2012.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Number of poor in N.J. spikes; Philadelphia shows small drop

Summary: 

Philadelphia's poverty rate remains the highest among the nation's ten largest cities, despite dipping slightly to 26.3 percent.

September 18, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

THE MEADVILLE TRIBUNE: Some schools to offer free lunch to all kids

Summary: 

Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, more students in Pennsylvania will receive free meals this school year

September 11, 2014

ABOUT THE COALITION

Check out our new video to learn more about what the Coalition does!

Learn about some of the struggles people in our area face when it comes to hunger and also about the Coalition's role in fighting it.

 

Please visit the About Us section to learn more about what we do and ways you can help!

ABOUT THE COALITION

Check out our new video to learn more about what the Coalition does!

 

Please visit the About Us section to learn more about what we do and ways you can help!

ABOUT THE COALITION

Check out our new video to learn more about what the Coalition does!

 

Please visit the About Us section to learn more about what we do and ways you can help!

Community Shopping Event @ Ten Thousand Villages

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
Summary: 

Support the Coalition Against Hunger by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages!

Ten Thousand Villages’ Center City location will donate 15% of its sales from 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October  5, 2014 to the Coalition Against Hunger.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: USDA: Despite slight improvement, hunger persists

Summary: 

High rates of hunger persisted in the United States in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food.

 

 

September 4, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

Summary: 

A nationwide study released today by the nonprofit group Feeding America reveals that in the daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

August 18, 2014

By Andrea Stone

Need Help Paying for Food?

SNAP (food stamps) can help. Call our hotline to learn more: 215-430-0556.

 

Every year, the Coalition helps over 4,000 residents apply for SNAP (food stamps) and other public benefits.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation's most effective program in the fight against hunger.