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United Way Day of Caring Community Resource Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:30am
Summary: 

The United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s annual Day of Caring bring together numerous nonprofits to connect community members with free programs and other resources to meet their basic needs. 

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger will take part in the United Way Day of Caring Community Resource Fair.

The event brings together numerous community organizations to connect community members with free resources and programs that can help them meet their basic needs. Open to the public. 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Aid cuts will cost families 21 meals

Summary: 

The loss is for a family of four each month. Nearly three million people in Pa. and N.J. stand to lose out.

August 12, 2013

The loss is for a family of four each month. Nearly three million people in Pa. and N.J. stand to lose out.
By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

Life may get harsher and hungrier for nearly three million people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Nov. 1, when food-stamp benefits will be cut overnight for the first time in U.S. history.

KYW Newsradio: Looming Stimulus Cuts Could Mean Less Food On The Table In Pa.

Summary: 

A new report out of Washington says nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a loss in federal food stamp benefits come fall–cutting roughly $36 per month for a family of four.

August 9, 2013

By Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Boosts to food stamp benefits provided by federal stimulus dollars in 2009 are set to expire. As a result, Pennsylvania will lose close to $200 million.

A new report out of Washington says nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a loss in federal food stamp benefits come fall–cutting roughly $36 per month for a family of four.

MEADVILLE TRIBUNE: State's food stamp users to receive fewer dollars

Summary: 

Needy Pennsylvanians will get less help buying groceries come November due to the expiration of a federal stimulus spending bump that has inflated food stamp payments.

August 7, 2013

By John Finnerty Meadville Tribune

PRESS RELEASE: Nearly 1.8 million in PA will see food stamps cut this fall

Summary: 

All SNAP participants in the United States--47 million Americans--will see a cut in food assistance in November, equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four, according to the USDA.

August 2, 2013

The cut equals 21 lost meals per month for a family of four and will affect 47 million low-income Americans across the country.

HARRISBURG, PA (August 2, 2013) — Nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a cut in food assistance this fall equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data discussed in a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: GOP lawmaker opens Pa. tour to study poverty

Summary: 

In what advocates for the poor perceive as a puzzling irony, a Republican lawmaker from western Pennsylvania has embarked on a statewide tour to examine and discuss poverty.

July 29, 2013

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

In what advocates for the poor perceive as a puzzling irony, a Republican lawmaker from western Pennsylvania has embarked on a statewide tour to examine and discuss poverty.

Rep. Dave Reed of Indiana County, chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, said it was time "to truly re-evaluate government's approach to fighting poverty," adding that "a discussion on poverty is long overdue."

SKY NEWS: Hungry In America: Huge Demand For Free Meals

Summary: 

Summer feeding programs tackling hunger are seeing unprecedented demand.

July 29, 2013

Summer feeding schemes are seeing unprecedented demand as families across rural America struggle to put food on the table.

By Tom Parmenter in Rogersville, Tennessee

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Editorial: When school is out, many children go hungry

Summary: 

Many children whose schools provide their only dependable source of nutritious meals go hungry during the summer when school is out. That needs to change.

July 30, 2013

Many children whose schools provide their only dependable source of nutritious meals go hungry during the summer when school is out. That needs to change.

According to the Food Research and Action Center, only one out of seven children who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school participates in a summer meal program. While the available data is limited, experts believe many children go hungry during the summer.

Take Back Your Neighborhood community event

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Coalition 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 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.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.

Oxford Circle Community Festival/Back to School event

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
Summary: 

Coalition 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 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.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.