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PRESS RELEASE: Coalition Against Hunger Announces New Executive Director

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The Coalition Against Hunger welcome Laura Wall as its new executive director, who joins the organization on Sept. 9. Wall brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience, most recently heading the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance in Montgomery County.

September 3, 2013

(Philadelphia)—The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger is pleased to announce Laura Wall as its new executive director. Wall brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to the Coalition, most recently heading the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, which provides housing and support services to homeless families in Montgomery County. Wall will begin her new position at the Coalition on Sept. 9, 2013.

Free Meals in Center City and University City, Philadelphia

Several organizations offers free meals to those who need help See the table below for locations and hours of operation.

PUBLIC OPINION: Franklin County area food pantries may see demand increase in November

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Federal funding cuts to SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is likely to drive up need.

August 27, 2013

Federal funding cuts to SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is likely to drive up need.

By JIM HOOK

FRANKLIN COUNTY - A federal food assistance program that has become increasingly popular in south central Pennsylvania will be trimmed in November.

To cover the need, food pantries would have to more than double their efforts.

United Way Day of Caring Community Resource Fair

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:30am
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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