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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: USDA: Despite slight improvement, hunger persists

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High rates of hunger persisted in the United States in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food.

 

 

September 4, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

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A nationwide study released today by the nonprofit group Feeding America reveals that in the daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

August 18, 2014

By Andrea Stone

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: New Food Pantry Model "Green Lights" Better Nutrition, Health

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People in need who walk into a new kind of food pantry in Philadelphia are walking out with bags full of food they can be sure will be good for their families.

August 1, 2014

By Tom Joseph

NBC10: Kids don't need to go hungry over the summer

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Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break.

July 23, 2014

Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break. For more information, call the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger at 1-855-252-MEAL.

By NBC10.com - Katy Zachry

 

VOX: Less than 1 percent of food stamps go to ineligible people

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Attacks on food stamps for being full of waste and fraud are fairly commonplace, but it's completely factually incorrect.

July 8, 2014

By Dylan Matthews

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Summertime, the hungriest days of the year

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But, experts say, this is the hungriest time of the year for low-income families whose children are out of school and often are not eating breakfast or lunch.

July 2, 2014

When people think about helping the hungry at holiday time, they're picturing Thanksgiving or Christmas - not the Fourth of July.
 
Few do-gooders donate turkeys in 90-degree weather.
 
But, experts say, this is the hungriest time of the year for low-income families whose children are out of school and often are not eating breakfast or lunch.
 
That's why Vanessa Poe has been feeding kids this summer at the Lee Taliaferro Library in Darby Township.
 

PHILLY.COM: Free summer meals available for kids in Philadelphia region

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To find a nearby site, call the toll-free Philly Summer Meals Hotline at 1-855-252-MEAL or text "MealPA" to 877877.

June 26, 2014

Anna Nguyen | Nutrition

With school now out, thousands of children who receive free and reduced school breakfast and lunch are at risk of missing meals this summer. But free summer meal programs are out there to help kids stay healthy until school starts again.

6ABC: Free Summer Meals for Philly Kids

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The Coalition kicked off a free summer meal campaign in Philadelphia to ensure no kid goes hungry while school is out.

June 16, 2014

The Coalition Against Hunger kicked off a free summer meal campaign in Philadelphia.

By Katherine Scott
Monday, June 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Breakfast challenge shows positive results at schools

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A statewide effort to get more students to eat breakfast is yielding surprisingly positive results.

June 14, 2014

A statewide effort to get more students to eat breakfast is yielding surprisingly positive results.

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

In a recent contest, Philadelphia's Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, a middle school, beat out 900 other Pennsylvania schools in the so-called School Breakfast Challenge.

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: On the Table: More PA Schools to Offer Free Meals to All Students

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One in six Pennsylvania households with children doesn't have access to enough food - and that while those kids qualify for free meals at school, many aren't taking advantage. A new program aims to change that.

June 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - It's estimated that one in six Pennsylvania households with children doesn't have access to enough food - and that while those kids qualify for free meals at school, many aren't taking advantage. A new program aims to change that.

Some parents find applying for free school meals uncomfortable, said Julie Zaebst, policy center manager for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, adding that students may feel embarrassed if they feel it's being viewed as "getting a handout."