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Pa. to Eliminate Asset Test for Food Stamps

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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

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

April 9, 2015
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NBC 10 VIDEO: Thousands Walk and Run Against Hunger

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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'

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Jennifer Saigal of the Coalition presented information on SNAP

March 18, 2015
By Samaria Bailey
 
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How one student brought healthy breakfast to her school

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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.

Top 10 Spring Charity Races to Have on your Radar

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Stroehmann Run Walk + Run Against Hunger

February 27, 2015
By Emily Leaman

Report: Pa. lags in school breakfasts

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Only 45 percent of low-income children who eat lunch at school in Pa. also eat a school breakfast

February 11, 2015

By Kathy Boccella

Champions of breakfast help Delco school stand out in 41st-place Pa.

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Report shows Pa. trails much of country in terms of school breakfast

February 11, 2015
By Sara Hoover
 
A new report shows Pennsylvania lags behind most of the country when it comes to providing free and reduced-cost breakfast and lunch to low-income students.

Penn Wood Middle School recognized for breakfast program

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School in Delaware County lauded for its breakfast program

February 10, 2015
By Kevin Tustin
 
A press conference celebrated the school’s Breakfast in the Classroom program, which has seen breakfast participation in the school jump from 23 percent in the 2013-14 school year, to now over 80 percent.
 
“If Penn Wood Middle School can do that, then every school district, every school building can do that” said Donna Cooper, executive director of Public citizens for Children and Youth.
 
Using this model has reached more students by putting bre

ABC NEWS: Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

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Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since 2008

January 28, 2015
By Mary Clare Jalonick
 
Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show that one in five children were on food stamp assistance in 2014. The survey was taken last spring.
 
The number of people receiving food stamps — now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — spiked through the recession and has stayed at a higher level since.