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Nourishing Neighbors

Stroehmann, Acme & Giant Pledge Bread Sales to Coalition Against Hunger

For the fifth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, ACME and Giant have pledged a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help thousands of families put food on the table in the Philadelphia region.

PRESS RELEASE: Stroehmann, ACME & Giant Pledge Bread Sales to Coalition Against Hunger

Summary: 

Stroehman, ACME & Giant Kickoff Nourishing Neighbors Campaign to Support the Coalition Against Hunger

September 29, 2014

Nov. 7: Check presentation to take place at Hunger Fighter Awards event

For the fifth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, ACME and Giant have pledged a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help thousands of families put food on the table in the Philadelphia region.

COALITION STATEMENT: Beyond SNAP cuts, newly effective Farm Bill provision further limits access to food

Summary: 

On September 21, 2014 Farm Bill cuts to SNAP resulted in limited access to food in some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities.

September 23, 2014

Statement attributable to Policy Manager Kathy Fisher, Coalition Against Hunger

The  Farm Bill passed earlier this year contained a little-debated provision requiring stores accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to pay for the debit machines and processing fees.  EBT cards are how SNAP recipients receive their monthly benefits.
 

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.