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PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: Thousands take part in Walk+Run Against Hunger

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Over a hundred teams registered for the Walk+Run event this year, many of them churches and local organizations who provide food relief and other community services for those in need.

April 13, 2013

By Nathaniel Lee

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: More than 4,000 turn out for walk/run against hunger

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Philadelphia-area residents swarmed Eakins Oval below the Philadelphia Museum of Art early Saturday, bearing cash pledges to raise funds for neighborhood soup kitchens, food pantries and donors to the Coalition Against Hunger.

April 14, 2013

By Joseph DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer

PHL17: "Eye Opener" visits Pennypack Farm, a beneficiary of the Walk+Run Against Hunger

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See how this event helps Pennypack offer fresh, affordable produce to low-income families in Philadelphia.

April 11, 2013

See how this event helps Pennypack Farm offer fresh, affordable produce to low-income families in Philadelphia.

Watch the video on PHL17.com

GRID: Subsidized CSAs make farm fresh produce available to an economically diverse population

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Pennypack Farms raises funds through the Walk+Run Against Hunger to offer produce to low-income families.

April 8, 2013

By Emily Kovach

WMMR: Markus Goldman interviews the Coalition's Julie Zaebst about the Walk+Run Against Hunger

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Get the details about the event and how you can make a difference.

April 8, 2013

WMMR's Markus Goldman interviews Coalition interim director Julie Zaebst about the Walk+Run Against Hunger.

Hear the interview.

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TECHNICALLY PHILLY: 22% of Philadelphia is food insecure, highest rate in Pa.

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A new report visualizes statistics on hunger and related statistics on Pennsylvania's 67  counties.

March 22, 2013

By Juliana Reyes / STAFF WRITER

Twenty-two percent of Philadelphians are “food insecure,” meaning they at times lack access to enough food for a “healthy, active life,” according to a recent report from the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. That’s the highest rate of food insecurity across the whole state.

Visualize that statistic and compare other counties’ hunger statistics (like the number of food stamp, or SNAP, participants and more) with this interactive map from the Coalition.

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER-TIMES: Report: Financial recovery doesn't put food on the table

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Wall Street is back on track, but that hasn’t helped put food on the table for an estimated 86,926 Bucks and Montgomery county residents still on food stamps, according to latest report from the Coalition Against Hunger.

March 25, 2013

By James McGinnis Staff writer

Wall Street is back on track, but that hasn’t helped put food on the table for an estimated 86,926 Bucks and Montgomery county residents still on food stamps, according to latest report from the Coalition Against Hunger.

One in 17 Bucks and Montgomery county residents receives nutritional assistance from the government, according to latest State of Hunger: Pennsylvania report released Friday.

The number of locals on food stamps edged up slightly, with 37,965 Bucks residents in the program — an increase of 355 over the prior year.

THE SENTINEL: Food stamp participation spikes in Central Pennsylvania

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A new report on statewide participation in SNAP says Cumberland County has the highest percentage-increase in the program.

March 22, 2013

Naomi Creason
City Editor

A new report on statewide participation in the food stamps program says Cumberland County has the highest percentage-increase in the program, though area officials note the county is still in good shape compared to the rest of the state.

NEWSWORKS: Map of Pennsylvania food insecurity by county

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WHYY looks at a new report from the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.

March 21, 2013

By Shannon McDonald

Philadelphia has a 22 percent "food insecurity" rate.

That number is 13.7 in Delaware County, 9.7 in Chester County, 10.5 in Montgomery County and 10.1 in Bucks County, and represents the amount of people who have trouble accessing food and meeting the healthy diet standards of the USDA. The figures are part of the Coalition Against Hunger's "State of Hunger: Pennsylvania 2013" report, which evaluates food needs and access by county, and looks at the number of people getting food assistance in the state.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Editorial: Must cut roots of deep poverty

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It is unconscionable that Philadelphia has more people in what's called deep poverty than any other city among the nation's 10 largest.

March 24, 2013

It is unconscionable that Philadelphia has more people in what's called deep poverty than any other city among the nation's 10 largest.

Almost 13 percent of city residents earn less than $5,700 a year for individuals, or $11,700 for a family of four, according to an analysis by The Inquirer and Temple University sociologist David Elesh. Poverty-line earners are paid twice as much, making these 200,000 Philadelphians the poorest of the poor.