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Save the Date: Walk+Run Against Hunger

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)
Summary: 

Save the  us for our annual Stroehmann Walk+Run Against Hunger, a fun-filled 5K event that raises much-needed funds for more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Together, these programs help hundreds of thousands of local families put food on their tables every day.

More info: www.hungerwalk.org

Join us for our annual Walk+Run Against Hunger, a fun-filled 5K event that raises much-needed funds for more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Together, these programs help hundreds of thousands of local families put food on their tables every day.

Visit www.hungercoalition.org.

 

FAQs: How Cuts to SNAP Will Affect PA

Summary: 

On Nov. 1, food stamps will be cut for 47 million Americans, including 1.8 million residents in Pennsylvania. Here's what you need to know.

October 30, 2013

On Nov. 1, food stamps will be cut for 47M Americans.

KYW Newsradio: Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Summary: 

Recipients of the SNAP will see their benefits reduced, starting Friday, because stimulus funding that bolstered monthly payments is ending.

October 29, 2013

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Recipients of the federal food assistance program known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will see their benefits reduced, starting Friday, because stimulus funding that bolstered monthly payments is ending.

And it could be a preview of more cuts to come.

“When you don’t make enough money even to pay the bills, it’s something you can rely on; it helps out as a crutch, “says Jay, an underemployed actuary who graduated college in 2010 — a tough year.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Pa. welfare secretary to reconsider asset test for food stamps

Summary: 

A Corbett administration official said she is "rethinking" the food-stamp asset test, a controversial measure that ties the federal benefits people receive to their bank accounts and car ownership.

October 24, 2013

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

A Corbett administration official said she is "rethinking" the food-stamp asset test, a controversial measure that ties the federal benefits people receive to their bank accounts and car ownership.

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth made the statement during a meeting with The Inquirer's editorial board Tuesday.

Her remark represents a potential sea change in how the administration views dealing with the poor, advocates say.

Food Day Event: "Food Access: Strengthening Communities & Improving Health Outcomes"

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
Summary: 

In conjunction with Food Day, Temple University's Office of Sustainability will host a panel discussion about improving access to education about healthy food.  Representatives from Philabundance, Coalition Against Hunger, SHARE Food Program, and the Food Trust will discuss the importance of improving health among Philadelphians by creating a network that makes healthy food options more available to all residents.

In conjunction with Food Day, Temple University's Office of Sustainability will host a panel discussion about improving access to education about healthy food. Representatives from Philabundance, Coalition Against Hunger, SHARE Food Program, and the Food Trust will discuss the importance of improving health among Philadelphians by creating a network that makes healthy food options more available to all residents.

The discussion will be moderated by Don Sapatkin, Deputy health & science editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Panelists:

Rep. Brian Sims Senior Fair

Event Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:00am
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.

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














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.














Rep Christine Tartaglione's Senior Fair

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

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

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.