Snap Campaign

Urban Nutrition Initiative Harvest Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

Featuring healthy living resource tables, cooking & preservation demos, farm tours, hay rides, food trucks, bike-powered smoothies, cider pressing, music and more. 

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.

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



GPASS 13th Annual Olney/Logan Community Health Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Free flu shots, health screenings, resource tables and refreshments.

Free flu shots, health screenings, resource tables and refreshments.

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.

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

Growing Healthy Communities: Prescription for Better Health

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:00am
Summary: 

Featuring workshops, fresh food, cooking demos, health screenings, movement classes, kids activities, and keynote speaker Karen Washington of NYC Community Garden Coalition.

Featuring workshops, fresh food, cooking demos, health screenings, movement classes, kids activities, and keynote speaker Karen Washington of NYC Community Garden Coalition.

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.

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

INQUIRER EDITORIAL: Riding a wave of partisanship

Summary: 

The number of Americans receiving food stamps has increased dramatically in the wake of the recession and the federal stimulus act, but researchers have found that the added costs are in keeping with the expected effects of joblessness.

October 1, 2013

Jason Greenslate has become America's most prominent public figure who favors a do-rag and surfing slang since Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, the hitchhiking Internet hero turned New Jersey murder suspect. Greenslate's transgressions are less criminal than culinary: Fox News' cameras captured him buying supermarket sushi and lobster (albeit "on special," he noted) with his food-stamp card.

DAILY NEWS: Editorial: Surf's down

Summary: 

The expiration of a stimulus boost to SNAP benefits will mean that a family of three will have $29 a month less to spend on food. If that seems minor to you, you clearly aren't suffering.

September 27, 2013

PERHAPS one silver lining of the House of Representatives' massive cut to the federal food-stamp program last week is that the myth of the lazy, fancy-car-driving welfare queen is no longer operative. Instead, Republicans have created a new myth to illustrate their contempt for people receiving public benefits: garage-band-playing surfer dudes who get food stamps instead of looking for work.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Anxiety as stimulus hike in food stamps set to end

Summary: 

A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

October 10, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. A temporary increase in food stamps expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help put food on the table won't stretch as far as they have for the past four years.

Food stamps -- actually the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers.

"Every week is a struggle as it is," said Heidi Leno, 43, who lives in Concord with her husband, 9-year-old daughter and twin 5-year-olds. "We hate living paycheck to paycheck and you have to decide what gets paid.

Food Pantry Map

Find your nearest food pantry in Philadelphia using the map below.

To search by address, click on the "full screen" icon at the top right of the map.

Important: Hours of operation and other information are subject to change. Before visiting any food pantry, call the phone number listed to make sure the program is open.

Questions? Contact the Coalition Against Hunger: 215-430-0556.

SNAP screenings at Aramingo & Castor ShopRite store

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 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.

LaSalle Community Health Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 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.

For more info, visit http://clubs.lasalle.edu/collegian/?p=1612

Senator Stack Senior Expo

Event Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:00am
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.

For more info, visit www.senatorstack.com/senior-expo-2013