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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Giving Tuesday a day to give back

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#GivingTuesday promotes giving back to charitable causes around the world

November 30, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are about accumulating stuff.

Giving Tuesday is about giving back.

Tuesday is the third Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to charitable giving throughout the world.

CNN: Eagles deliver better Thanksgiving

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VIDEO: The Eagles partnership with the Coalition and other organizations is highlighted

November 28, 2014

By Miguel Marquez
 

The Coalition's relationship with the Philadelphia Eagles is highlighted, with a focus on the Green Light Pantry launched by the Coalition in 2013

Watch on CNN's website

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS: First year report released on city's plan to combat poverty

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Philadelphia's plan to rid itself of the distinction of the poorest of the nation's top 10 most populated cities
November 17, 2014
By Stephanie Farr

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS: Eagles' Dorenbos lends name to anti-hunger effort

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Jon Dorenbos and the Eagles to raise healthy food for Green Light Pantries

November 5, 2014
By Tom Mahon
 
Jon Dorenbos, the Eagles' long-snapper who dabbles in magic, wants to make hunger disappear.
 
He and the Eagles have been partnering with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger to promote a website that allows people to donate money that will be used to purchase healthy foods for the Green Light Pantry Program.
 
The website has a long address: yougivegoods.com/eaglesfooddrive2014.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Eagles revitalize local community garden

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The Eagles spread the word about the Online Healthy Food Drive to benefit the Coalition

November 3, 2014
By Tyler Skroski

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: Food stamp regulations squeeze corner stores

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The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.

October 24, 2014
By Ayana Jones
 
The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.
 
For the last 10 years, the federal government has been paying for the swipe-card machines retailers used to accept: Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Due to a change in federal law, retailers must now pay to continue using the card readers.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

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The Deomocrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance

October 24, 2014
By Alfred Lubrano

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: City schools focus on healthy lunch

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CEP allows over 100 Philadelphia area schools to offer free meals

October 18, 2014

By William Shamlin III

CBS PHILLY: With new fee, some Phila. food stores may stop accepting food assistance

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Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps

October 14, 2014

By Cherri Gregg

Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps, thanks to new federal regulations that went into effect last month.

For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps.  But not anymore.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Will new federal regulations force bodega owners to shun food stamps?

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A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their customers who use SNAP

October 13, 2014
By Alfred Lubrano
 
A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their low-income customers who use food stamps.
 
In 2004, food stamps went digital, switching from paper coupons to electronic cards.