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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!

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: USDA: Despite slight improvement, hunger persists

Summary: 

High rates of hunger persisted in the United States in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food.

 

 

September 4, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

Summary: 

A nationwide study released today by the nonprofit group Feeding America reveals that in the daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

August 18, 2014

By Andrea Stone

Need Help Paying for Food?

SNAP (food stamps) can help. Call our hotline to learn more: 215-430-0556.

 

Every year, the Coalition helps over 4,000 residents apply for SNAP (food stamps) and other public benefits.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation's most effective program in the fight against hunger.

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: New Food Pantry Model "Green Lights" Better Nutrition, Health

Summary: 

People in need who walk into a new kind of food pantry in Philadelphia are walking out with bags full of food they can be sure will be good for their families.

August 1, 2014

By Tom Joseph

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