NBC 10: Limits Place Thousands in Monto, Bucks, Chesco at Risk of Losing Food Assistance


Time limits for SNAP went into effect in Pennsylvania June 1.

June 1, 2016
By Morgan Zalot
More than 6,600 people in Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties became at risk of losing their food assistance benefits on Wednesday when a federal regulation limiting the benefits to three months resumed.
Thousands more in South Jersey could potentially lose the benefits as time limits there resume over the summer.
The three-month time limit, which had been suspended because of high unemployment rates during the Great Recession, went back into effect this yea

YORK DAILY RECORD: York School Earns Breakfast Award


William Penn High School honored for performance in School Breakfast Challenge 

June 2, 2016
By Angie Mason
York school earns breakfast award
More students at William Penn Senior High School have been eating school breakfast, which not only earned them an award but will help them in class, according to school officials.
The school was recognized in the 2016 School Breakfast Challenge with an award for increasing breakfast participation by 14 percent, to a total of 35 percent of students eating breakfast.
Mark Kamys

FOX 43: York High School Earns Visit from PA Secretary of Education for 2016 Breakfast Challenge Performance


William Penn High School increased its breakfast participation by 14.3% in the PA School Breakfast Challenge

June 1, 2016
By Jana Benscoter
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera plans to visit William Penn Senior High School tomorrow. Rivera will recognize the York City school for its 2016 School Breakfast Challenge performance.
In the second year of the challenge, William Penn High School increased its breakfast participation by 14.3 percent, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger reported.

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Too well-off for aid, but still hungry


Montgomery County ranks 28th highest in the nation where a majority of hungry people are ineligible to receive SNAP

May 13, 2016
By Alfred Lubrano
The world stopped making sense for Theresa Drebes a few years back.
Because of crushing medical bills, she and her husband couldn't afford enough food, yet were unable to receive food stamps because the federal government said they brought in too much money.
"I'm not in poverty, but I am poor," said Drebes, 60, who lives in Lansdale, Montgomery County.

KYW NEWSRADIO: Philadelphia Conference Spotlights Eating Well for Less


The 2nd annual Good Food For All Conference featured Keynote Speaker Karen Washington.

May 12, 2016
By Hadas Kuznits
A conference focusing on food and health without breaking the bank was held at the Free Library of Philadelphia Thursday.
Suzanna Urminska with the Culinary Literacy Center says the second annual Good Food For All Conference brings a number of people together…
“Who are SNAP eligible, hunger fighters, food educators and advocates for food access so that we can all share resources and knowledge about how to eat well on a budget.”

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: 'Soda tax' an investment in Philly's children


Policy Manager Kathy Fisher's op-ed in support of the 'soda tax'

April 27, 2016
By Kathy Fisher
A well-funded ad campaign should not dictate the fate of policy that will improve our children's future.
If you live in Philadelphia, you've most likely seen the American Beverage Association's "grocery tax" commercials.

SPIRIT OF PENN"S GARDEN: Locals Brave Snow to ‘Walk Against Hunger’


About 1,000 people came out to the Thomas' Walk Against Hunger

April 25, 2016
By Jenn Colletta 
Light mist began falling on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive just as walkers set off for a 3-mile trek on the morning of April 9th. The rain quickly turned to freezing slush and eventually to snow, which, despite falling in earnest through much of the walk, didn’t dampen the spirits of the approximately 1,000 people who turned out to support Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger.
“When it rains, somebody’s still hungry.

STAR COMMUNITY NEWS: Strides Against Food Insecurity


River Wards pre­pare for an­nu­al Thomas’ Walk Against Hun­ger to raise funds and aware­ness

April 6, 2016
By Aja Beech
Thou­sands of people from the Delaware Val­ley will meet at the Phil­adelphia Mu­seum of Art on Sat­urday, April 9, for the 20th an­nu­al Thomas’ Walk Against Hun­ger.
Over 50 mil­lion people in Amer­ica are un­able to eat on a reg­u­lar, con­sist­ent basis ac­cord­ing to the United States De­part­ment of Ag­ri­cul­ture (USDA) and a new phrase has been used to de­scribe this is­sue in the past ten ye

SPIRIT OF PENN'S GARDEN: Walk Against Hunger - Local Groups to Raise Awareness, Funds for Hunger Relief


The Thomas' Walk Against Hunger is on April 9th

March 25, 2016
By Jen Colletta
“Hunger is a word people hear and have thoughts about third-world countries; they don’t grasp that it’s a huge issue in our region,” said Tom Mahon, communications manager for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.
Raising awareness about the true impact of food insecurity in the area is among the many goals of next month’s Thomas’ Walk Against Hunger, a 3.1-mile walk held April 9 along Martin Luther King Jr.

NEWSWORKS: Philly councilwoman wants food program for school students on snow days


For some kids in Philadelphia, a snow day can mean going hungry.

February 1, 2016
For some kids in Philadelphia, a snow day can mean going hungry.
City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says children depend on the public schools for vital nourishment and being away from class four days in a row caused major problems.
"So kids that get breakfast, kids that get lunch, kids that get snacks at school if schools are closed they won't get food," Blackwell said.