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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

WHYY NEWSWORKS: Pa. Republicans explain 'no' votes on food stamp cuts

Summary: 

Two of Pennsylvania's congressional representatives broke ranks with the Republican caucus Thursday over food stamp funding.

September 20, 2013

BY EMMA JACOBS

Two of Pennsylvania's congressional representatives broke ranks with the Republican caucus Thursday over food stamp funding.

Congressmen Mike Fitzpatrick and Patrick Meehan voted against cutting $40 billion over 10 years to the program now called known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Other House members largely voted for or against the bill along party lines.

Meehan of Delaware County said he shared concerns by members of his party that a safety-net program was becoming a widely used "entitlement program."

DAILY LOCAL: Two county Reps vote for cuts to food stamps

Summary: 

One of the three Republican congressmen who represent residents in Chester County voted against a measure to slash $40 billion from the national food stamp program over the next decade.

September 21, 2013

By Kendal Gapinski, Daily Local News

One of the three Republican congressmen who represent residents in Chester County voted against a measure to slash $40 billion from the national food stamp program over the next decade.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Planned cuts in food stamps decried

Summary: 

The vote by the House of Representatives on Thursday to slash billions from food stamps has rocked local advocates for the poor, who see the move as a potential blow to people already struggling to survive.

September 22, 2013

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

The vote by the House of Representatives on Thursday to slash billions from food stamps has rocked local advocates for the poor, who see the move as a potential blow to people already struggling to survive.

At the same time, advocates praised four local Republican congressmen who bucked their party and voted against the cuts.

And, during a lively day of reaction Friday, the majority of listeners to a popular Philadelphia-area radio show lauded the bill as the right thing to do.

Phila. Food Access Collaborative: Community Meeting for Meal Providers

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm
Summary: 

On Thursday, September 26th from 6 - 8pm, the Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative will be holding a community meeting of groups that serve meals to people in need.

On Thursday, September 26th from 6 - 8pm, the Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative will be holding a community meeting of groups that serve meals to people in need.

If you are a drop-in or emergency meal provider, please join us for an evening of networking and training. We will have a certified instructor in Mental Health First Aid present an interactive mini-training on how to help guests or clients that have mental and behavioral health issues.

KYW: Hunting Park Food Pantry Focuses On Providing Fresh, Nutritional Foods To Those In Need

Summary: 

The Green Light Pantry at Casa Del Carmen Family Center on Reese Street has a focus that many other pantries are not meeting.

September 16, 2013

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The grand opening of a new food pantry in Hunting Park this week highlighted a focus on fresh, nutritional foods.
The Green Light Pantry at Casa Del Carmen Family Center on Reese Street has a focus that many other pantries are not meeting. Julie Zaebst is policy manager of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.