Fighters' Network

NBC10: Kids don't need to go hungry over the summer

Summary: 

Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break.

July 23, 2014

Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break. For more information, call the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger at 1-855-252-MEAL.

By NBC10.com - Katy Zachry

 

VOX: Less than 1 percent of food stamps go to ineligible people

Summary: 

Attacks on food stamps for being full of waste and fraud are fairly commonplace, but it's completely factually incorrect.

July 8, 2014

By Dylan Matthews

PHILLY.COM: Free summer meals available for kids in Philadelphia region

Summary: 

To find a nearby site, call the toll-free Philly Summer Meals Hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL or text "MealPA" to 877877.

June 26, 2014

Anna Nguyen | Nutrition

With school now out, thousands of children who receive free and reduced school breakfast and lunch are at risk of missing meals this summer. But free summer meal programs are out there to help kids stay healthy until school starts again.

6ABC: Free Summer Meals for Philly Kids

Summary: 

The Coalition kicked off a free summer meal campaign in Philadelphia to ensure no kid goes hungry while school is out.

June 16, 2014

The Coalition Against Hunger kicked off a free summer meal campaign in Philadelphia.

By Katherine Scott
Monday, June 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Breakfast challenge shows positive results at schools

Summary: 

A statewide effort to get more students to eat breakfast is yielding surprisingly positive results.

June 14, 2014

A statewide effort to get more students to eat breakfast is yielding surprisingly positive results.

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

In a recent contest, Philadelphia's Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, a middle school, beat out 900 other Pennsylvania schools in the so-called School Breakfast Challenge.

Congratulations to our winners!

More than 1,000 schools competed in our inaugural Challenge.

 
 
 

Philly Summer Meals Map

Search the map to find a location serving free summer meals

Note: Dates and hours may change. We recommend that you call the site beforehand to confirm the details listed.

Philly Summer Meals Map

Search the map below to find a location that serves free summer meals in Philadelphia.

Note: Dates and hours may change. We recommend that you call the site beforehand to confirm the details listed.

Field Trip for Food Pantry Coordinators

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Food pantry coordinators from dozens of programs in Philadelphia come together for their annual field trip. This year's destination: The Green Light Pantry at Casa del Carmen. 

Food pantry coordinators from dozens of programs in Philadelphia come together for their annual field trip. This year's destination: The Green Light Pantry at Casa del Carmen. 

Coordinators will learn more about Casa del Carmen's program, which provides only highly nutritious foods to its clients. Clients also receive free nutrition workshops, medical screenings and other services. 

"No More Cuts" State Budget Rally

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
Summary: 

More budget cuts to basic education, healthcare, and human services are now under consideration in our state capital. Join us as we rally to protect these programs and call for sensible measures to increase state revenues, rather that slash vital services. 

More budget cuts to basic education, healthcare, and human services are now under consideration in our state capital. Another year of cuts will be devastating to these vital programs, the people they serve, and well-being of Pennsylvania.