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PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS: Eagles' Dorenbos lends name to anti-hunger effort

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Jon Dorenbos and the Eagles to raise healthy food for Green Light Pantries

November 5, 2014
By Tom Mahon
 
Jon Dorenbos, the Eagles' long-snapper who dabbles in magic, wants to make hunger disappear.
 
He and the Eagles have been partnering with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger to promote a website that allows people to donate money that will be used to purchase healthy foods for the Green Light Pantry Program.
 
The website has a long address: yougivegoods.com/eaglesfooddrive2014.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Eagles revitalize local community garden

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The Eagles spread the word about the Online Healthy Food Drive to benefit the Coalition

November 3, 2014
By Tyler Skroski

Philadelphia Eagles Healthy Food Drive

Community organizations can compete for Eagles prizes!

Once again through yougivegoods.com, the Philadelphia Eagles have implemented a healthy online food drive for fans and the community to donate to the Coalition Against Hunger’s Green Light Pantries from November 1-November 30.

2014 Summer Meals Hotline Report

More calls, more texts, and more children served

The Coalition again managed a Summer Meals hotline this year that made it easy for people to call or text and find a location for their child to receive a free meal. We received over 300 calls and more than 1,300 texts that connected more than 4,000 Philadelphia children to a meal in the summer. 

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: Food stamp regulations squeeze corner stores

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The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.

October 24, 2014
By Ayana Jones
 
The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.
 
For the last 10 years, the federal government has been paying for the swipe-card machines retailers used to accept: Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Due to a change in federal law, retailers must now pay to continue using the card readers.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

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The Deomocrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance

October 24, 2014
By Alfred Lubrano

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: City schools focus on healthy lunch

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CEP allows over 100 Philadelphia area schools to offer free meals

October 18, 2014

By William Shamlin III

CBS PHILLY: With new fee, some Phila. food stores may stop accepting food assistance

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Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps

October 14, 2014

By Cherri Gregg

Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps, thanks to new federal regulations that went into effect last month.

For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps.  But not anymore.

Additional Background on SB 76

For those who struggle with hunger, SB 76 will make that struggle harder. Consider:

Philadelphia Schools Newly Offering Free Meals

Federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows children access to free meals