Fighters' Network

Linda Tirado Book Reading and Signing

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

Linda Tirado Book Reading & Signing

Linda Tirado took the internet by storm one night after a tough shift at work.

Teaming Up To Kick Hunger

Did you know that nearly 49 million Americans struggle to put food on their tables? Join us in the fight to help Kick Hunger. In partnering with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Coalition Against Hunger, we will be selling pre-made bags of food for $10 at each of our stores from April 3 to April 30, 2015. The bags will contain healthy eating options that are crucial to help families live their lives with one less worry.

Pa. to Eliminate Asset Test for Food Stamps

Summary: 

The asset test, long a barrier to those in need, to be removed

April 22, 2015
By Alfred Lubrano
 
Pennsylvania will eliminate the asset test for food stamps as of Monday, a spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services announced Tuesday evening.
 
The controversial test, initiated by then-Gov.

NBC 10 VIDEO: Thousands Walk and Run Against Hunger

Summary: 

Nearly 4,000 people came out for the 19th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger in Center City.

April 11, 2015

NBC 10 Philadelphia

Nearly 4,000 people came out for the 19th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger today in Center City. The event raises money for local food pantries, soup kitchens and anti-hunger organizations.

Good Food For All Conference

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:00am

Thank you to all of our partners who helped make Good Food For All possible! Linda Tirado's keynote was amazing and the breakout sessions were filled with useful information. In addition thanks to the fine chefs with Vetri Foundation for their incredible kale, squash and chicken quesadillas (recipe here).

Survey Finds One in Six Households in our Region Unable to Afford Enough Food

Summary: 

"How Hungry is America?" shows economic improvements fail to reach millions

April 7, 2015
Philadelphia – April 7, 2015 – The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released How Hungry is America? today and it shows that millions of Americans still struggle to afford enough food for their households. In the Philadelphia metro region (Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area), one in six people (16.7 percent) said in 2014 that there had been times over the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food that they or their families needed.

Bucks County Summer Meals

 
Thanks to all who attended the Bucks County Summer Meals Site Recruitment Forum on Friday, March 27, 2015. Below you will find all materials that were distributed by our forum presenters, as well as contact information for Summer Meals sponsors that can work with Bucks County providers interested in hosting a Summer Meals site.

Meeting Pennsylvania's Hunger Challenge: A Briefing Paper for Governor-elect Tom Wolf

Summary: 

The Coalition partnered with nearly 60 organizations to submit a briefing paper on hunger in Pennsylvania

January 5, 2015

 

The Coalition partnered with 57 organizations on a briefing paper for Governor-elect Tom Wolf entitled Meeting Pennylvania's Hunger Challenge. This paper highlights the impact of hunger on children and older residents, the state's effort to fight hunger and how to maximize participating in federal nutrition programs. It also includes reccomendations for actions that Governor-elect Wolf should take once he enters office on January 20, 2015. Click the link below to read the full paper.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: With casinos folding, food pantries are tested

Summary: 

Casino closures and New Jersey opting out of the Farm Bill's "Heat and Eat" provision has led to unprecedented volume at area food pantries

January 4, 2015
By Suzette Parmley
 
Last year started out bad and only got worse for Jose and Karla Mercado.
 
Both worked at the Atlantic Club and lost their kitchen jobs last January when the casino became the first of four in Atlantic City to close.
 
They're still out of work, and with their unemployment benefits and food stamps exhausted, and their savings nearly depleted, their only relief comes from the Community Food Bank of New Jersey's branch here in Egg Harbor Township.
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HUFFINGTON POST: Another Bite at the Apple: How SNAP Is Making Us a Healthier Nation

Summary: 

A new study finds that incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables help low-income families eat healthier

December 10, 2014
By Gabe Schwartz & Todd Grindal
 
Americans have never been great about eating their fruits and vegetables. From former president George H.W. Bush to The Simpsons' Todd Flanders, our collective rejection of fruits and vegetables, though often comical, has serious public health consequences. Today, fewer than one in 10 Americans eat their recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, foods that -- with their nutritious combination of high water, fiber and vitamin content -- help fill us up and keep our weight down.