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HUFFINGTON POST: Another Bite at the Apple: How SNAP Is Making Us a Healthier Nation

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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.

Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Clark Park Farmers' Market Produce Drive

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00am

 

In conjunction with The Food Trust, support food pantries in West Philadelphia by purchasing and donating produce at Clark Park Farmers' Market! Your donation will make a fresh addition to a low-income family's holiday meal. The produce drive will run from 10am-2pm on Sat. Dec. 20. See you there! Questions?: Email info@hungercoalition.org

 

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: Eagles Fans Swoop in with "Green Light" Foods for Hungry Neighbors

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Eagles fans donate enough healthy food to serve Coalition's Green Light Pantries for several months

December 4, 2014
By Melinda Tuhus
 
The Philadelphia Eagles just wrapped up a month-long online food drive in which fans could purchase healthy foods of their choice that will stock two sites known as Green Light Pantries.
 
Laura Wall, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says these pantries stock only healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat meats and fish.
 
"We've got almost 3,300 pounds of food, so that's going

PHILADELPHIAEAGLES.COM: Healthy Online Food Drive a Success

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Eagles Care raised 3,200 lbs of healthy food for the Coalition's Green Light Pantries

December 3, 2014
Healthy food and healthy eating were on the minds of the Eagles organization throughout the entire month of November. With the holidays in sight, the team and staff set out to help the local communities of Greater Philadelphia in any way that they could. As a whole, the Eagles banded together to successfully complete the team’s second annual Online Healthy Food Drive, but this was only a piece of the "giving pie." The team went out into the community and got their hands dirty as well when they were planting, growing, and harvesting healthy fruits and vegetables.

Celebrating Tanya Sen-A Be Well Philly Health Hero Semifinalist!

 

                      
 

Support the Coalition this holiday season

Your donation can help struggling families put food on the table

The holiday season can mean deciding what to prepare for a special family meal. However, far too many people in our region struggle simply to have enough food to feed their families. 

According to the US Census Bureau, 36 percent of children in Philadelphia now live in poverty. In fact, Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation's large cities.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Giving Tuesday a day to give back

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#GivingTuesday promotes giving back to charitable causes around the world

November 30, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are about accumulating stuff.

Giving Tuesday is about giving back.

Tuesday is the third Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to charitable giving throughout the world.

CNN: Eagles deliver better Thanksgiving

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VIDEO: The Eagles partnership with the Coalition and other organizations is highlighted

November 28, 2014

By Miguel Marquez
 

The Coalition's relationship with the Philadelphia Eagles is highlighted, with a focus on the Green Light Pantry launched by the Coalition in 2013

Watch on CNN's website

Giving Tuesday

Make healthy food and monetary donations online

What is #GivingTuesday? 

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.