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SPIRIT OF PENN"S GARDEN: Locals Brave Snow to ‘Walk Against Hunger’

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About 1,000 people came out to the Thomas' Walk Against Hunger

April 25, 2016
By Jenn Colletta 
 
Light mist began falling on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive just as walkers set off for a 3-mile trek on the morning of April 9th. The rain quickly turned to freezing slush and eventually to snow, which, despite falling in earnest through much of the walk, didn’t dampen the spirits of the approximately 1,000 people who turned out to support Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger.
 
“When it rains, somebody’s still hungry.

NEWSWORKS: Philly councilwoman wants food program for school students on snow days

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For some kids in Philadelphia, a snow day can mean going hungry.

February 1, 2016
For some kids in Philadelphia, a snow day can mean going hungry.
 
City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says children depend on the public schools for vital nourishment and being away from class four days in a row caused major problems.
 
"So kids that get breakfast, kids that get lunch, kids that get snacks at school if schools are closed they won't get food," Blackwell said.

CBS PHILLY: Thousands Of Children Left Hungry After Winter Storm Closes Their Schools

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For many students, no school means no meals

January 27, 2016