PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Youth Meals Program Restarts in Phila.


Find the nearest summer meals site by calling 1-855-252-MEAL

June 24, 2015
By Madeline R. Conway
Dozens of children were snacking on peaches and eating turkey and cheese sandwiches from box lunches Tuesday when Philadelphia Managing Director Richard Negrin asked them: "How many of you guys have - because I know I have - gone to bed hungry?"
Several raised their hands.
The gathering at St. Thomas Aquinas School in South Philadelphia was arranged to promote the federal Summer Food Service Program, which was launched Monday in Philadelphia.

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: More PA Children Accessing Summer Meals “But Not Enough”


New report shows Pennsylvania still has room to grow in summer meals participation

June 5, 2015
By Dan Heyman
More low-income children are in feeding programs over the summer, but about 80 percent of those who qualify in Pennsylvania are not.
A new report from the Food Research and Action Center found about 200,000 more low-income American children were in the programs in 2014 than in 2013.
The rate of increase was even faster in Pennsylvania, but Kathy Fisher, policy manager for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, said the key number is 2

AL DIA NEWS: Shopping with Access/SNAP


A look into SNAP use in the Philadelphia Latino community

May 21, 2015

By Lucia Tejo

Rochester (New York), May 16, 1939. Mabel McFiggan, a resident of this northeastern city goes down in history as the first U.S. citizen to pay for her purchases at a supermarket with what were, at that time known as food stamps. Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), May 18, 2015. Amada Mejía steps up to the cash register of her usual supermarket in North Philadelphia to pay for her purchases with her Access card, the modern and updated version of food stamps.

GOVERNING MAGAZINE: States Rethink Asset Tests for People on Food Stamps


Pennsylvania became 36th state to do away with asset test

May 12, 2015
By J.B. Wogan
Pennsylvania became the 36th state last month to do away with asset limits for households on food stamps. But it was only a few years ago that asset tests were actually the norm, not the exception. When Barack Obama was first running for president in 2008, all but 12 states required a asset test to receive food assistance. So what changed?
Jennifer Medina, a senior manager at the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), credits the 2008 farm bill.

PASSYUNK POST: 2nd Street Brew House hosting Pay It Forward Tuesdays


The Coalition will receive 25% of all food sales from Tuesday's in May.

May 4, 2015
By Taylor Farnsworth
Looking for another way to give back to the community? Just by buying food at 2nd Street Brew House at 1700 S.

Pa. to Eliminate Asset Test for Food Stamps


The asset test, long a barrier to those in need, to be removed

April 22, 2015
By Alfred Lubrano
Pennsylvania will eliminate the asset test for food stamps as of Monday, a spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services announced Tuesday evening.
The controversial test, initiated by then-Gov.

NBC 10 VIDEO: Walkers, Runners Race Against Hunger


Executive Director Laura Wall joined NBC 10's  Vai Sikahema to discuss the Stroehmann Walk + Run Against Hunger

April 9, 2015

NBC 10 VIDEO: Thousands Walk and Run Against Hunger


Nearly 4,000 people came out for the 19th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger in Center City.

April 11, 2015

NBC 10 Philadelphia

Nearly 4,000 people came out for the 19th Annual Walk and Run Against Hunger today in Center City. The event raises money for local food pantries, soup kitchens and anti-hunger organizations.

Rosita Youngblood begins 'Community Conversations'


Jennifer Saigal of the Coalition presented information on SNAP

March 18, 2015
By Samaria Bailey
State Rep.

How one student brought healthy breakfast to her school


Northeast High School launches student run Wellness Corner

March 11, 2015
By Samantha Melamed
Although school breakfast is free for all Philadelphia public-school students, only about half take advantage of it on a given day.