Snap Campaign

ALLENTOWN MORNING-CALL: Food stamp cuts mean bigger pantry demand

Summary: 

Advocates of cutting SNAP have argued that charities could fill the gaps, but the Coalition Against Hunger refutes that idea. "Food banks in our state already can't keep up with the skyrocketing need."

February 4, 2014

By Dan Sheehan, Of The Morning Call
 
The Lehigh Valley's food banks have already noted greater demand for services since a cut in food stamps took effect in November.
 
And they expect more to come if, as expected, the U.S. Senate approves and the president signs an agriculture bill that further trims money for food stamps, formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The House passed its version of the plan on Wednesday in a 251-166 vote.
 

Voter Registration Deadline for General Election

Event Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day)
Summary: 

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race,. Make sure your voice is heard.

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race,. Make sure your voice is heard.

Are you registered to vote? Do you need help finding your polling place? Are you interested in volunteering to register residents to vote? Learn more at the Committee of Seventy.

General Election: Pennsylvania

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (All day)
Summary: 

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race,. Make sure your voice is heard.

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race,. Make sure your voice is heard.

Are you registered to vote? Do you need help finding your polling place? Are you interested in volunteering to register residents to vote? Learn more at the Committee of Seventy.

Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election

Event Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 (All day)
Summary: 

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race, and a ballot measure that will affect pay for many workers in the cities. Make sure your voice is heard. 

This year's primary election features several key races, including the gubernatorial race, and a ballot measure that will affect pay for many workers in the cities. Make sure your voice is heard.

Are you registered to vote? Do you need help finding your polling place? Are you interested in volunteering to register residents to vote? Learn more at the Committee of Seventy.

Free SNAP screenings & food resources

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Resources for Seniors

Event Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: N.J. better than Pa. in feeding children breakfast

Summary: 

New Jersey has shown marked increases in getting low-income children to eat breakfast in school, while Pennsylvania has demonstrated slow improvement in serving the meals.

January 30, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano
 
New Jersey has shown marked increases in getting low-income children to eat breakfast in school, while Pennsylvania has demonstrated slow improvement in serving the meals.
 
That's the word from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), which released its School Breakfast Scorecard this month. Based in Washington, FRAC is the leading antihunger advocacy group in America.
 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Food stamp cuts to hit Pa. harder

Summary: 

A proposed $8 billion in cuts to the food stamp program in the federal farm bill would fall disproportionately on recipients of the program in Pennsylvania and about a dozen other states.

January 30, 2014

By Kate Giammarise / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG -- A proposed $8 billion in cuts to the food stamp program in the federal farm bill would fall disproportionately on recipients of the program in Pennsylvania and about a dozen other states.

The U.S. House approved the compromise, five-year farm bill, 251-166, Wednesday, setting up likely final passage by the Senate, which is expected to take up the bill later this week.

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: Breakfast Is Served! But More PA Students Could Be at Table

Summary: 

Each school day in Pennsylvania, just over 600,000 low-income students sit down to a free or reduced-price school lunch, but a new report reveals fewer than half of them are taking part in school breakfast programs.

January 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Each school day in Pennsylvania, just over 600,000 low-income students sit down to a free or reduced-price school lunch, but a new report reveals fewer than half of them are taking part in school breakfast programs. 

The Food Research and Action Center's School Breakfast Scorecard ranks Pennsylvania 39th in the nation for school breakfast participation, which means many more children could be served.

Free Screening: “A Place at the Table”

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Summary: 

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, the Jewish Community Kehillah of Old York Road Act Against Hunger will sponsor a viewing of the newly released documentary on hunger, "A Place at the Table," and a discussion about ending hunger in our region.

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day, the Jewish Community Kehillah of Old York Road Act Against Hunger will sponsor a viewing of the newly released documentary on hunger, "A Place at the Table," and a discussion about ending hunger in our region.