Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Stroehmann, ACME & Giant Pledge Bread Sales to Coalition Against Hunger

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Stroehman, ACME & Giant Kickoff Nourishing Neighbors Campaign to Support the Coalition Against Hunger

September 29, 2014

Nov. 7: Check presentation to take place at Hunger Fighter Awards event

For the fifth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, ACME and Giant have pledged a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help thousands of families put food on the table in the Philadelphia region.

COALITION STATEMENT: Beyond SNAP cuts, newly effective Farm Bill provision further limits access to food

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On September 21, 2014 Farm Bill cuts to SNAP resulted in limited access to food in some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities.

September 23, 2014

Statement attributable to Policy Manager Kathy Fisher, Coalition Against Hunger

The  Farm Bill passed earlier this year contained a little-debated provision requiring stores accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to pay for the debit machines and processing fees.  EBT cards are how SNAP recipients receive their monthly benefits.
 

April 12: Thousands to take part in Walk+Run Against Hunger

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5K event will benefit more than 100 Philadelphia-area food pantries and hunger-relief agencies

April 11, 2014

5K event will benefit more than 100 Philadelphia-area food pantries and hunger-relief agencies

More than 100 local food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies will benefit from this year’s Stroehmann Walk+Run Against Hunger, which takes place Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Statement: In Response to PA's Decision to Extend "Heat and Eat," Preserving SNAP (Food Stamps) for 400,000 Households

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The state of Pennsylvania announced today that it will extend its "Heat and Eat," preserving $300 million in SNAP (food stamp) benefits for 400,000 low-income households that rely on food assistance. Here's our response.

March 5, 2014

The state of Pennsylvania announced today that it will extend its "Heat and Eat" program, preserving $300 million in SNAP (food stamp) benefits for 400,000 low-income households that rely on SNAP, according to Department of Public Welfare figures. Those families would have otherwise seen their food stamp benefits decline by an average of $65 monthly.

Statement attributable to Policy Manager, Coalition Against Hunger:

Coalition Statement on SNAP (Food Stamp) Cut in Farm Bill Will Affect 175,000 Households in PA

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Although the bill leaves out many of the more draconian cuts passed in the House, it will hurt 850,000 American households who will see cuts to their SNAP benefits as a result--on top of cuts that already took place last November. 

February 4, 2014

Statement attributable to Policy Manager, Coalition Against Hunger

On Feb. 7, President Obama signed a Farm Bill that would slash $8.6 billion from SNAP (food stamps), our nation’s most effective program in fighting hunger.

FAQs: How Cuts to SNAP Will Affect PA

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On Nov. 1, food stamps will be cut for 47 million Americans, including 1.8 million residents in Pennsylvania. Here's what you need to know.

October 30, 2013

On Nov. 1, food stamps will be cut for 47M Americans.

PRESS RELEASE: First-ever Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge announced

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Schools that see the biggest gains in breakfast participation will receive cash prizes and other awards.

October 17, 2013

(PHILADELPHIA) October 17th, 2013 – More than half of students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals in Pennsylvania are not eating breakfast. To get more students to start their day off right, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), the Coalition Against Hunger and other supporters worked with the Governor’s office and the PA Dept. of Education’s Division of Food and Nutrition to hold the state’s first School Breakfast Summit, hosted by Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett held today at the Governor’s residence in Harrisburg.

Stroehmann, Acme & Giant Pledge Bread Sales to Coalition Against Hunger

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For the fourth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, Acme and Giant have pledge a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help families put food on the table.

September 26, 2013

Nov. 8: Check presentation to take place at Hunger Fighter Awards event

For the fourth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, Acme and Giant have pledge a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help thousands of families put food on the table in the Philadelphia region.

PRESS RELEASE: Coalition Against Hunger Announces New Executive Director

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The Coalition Against Hunger welcome Laura Wall as its new executive director, who joins the organization on Sept. 9. Wall brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience, most recently heading the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance in Montgomery County.

September 3, 2013

(Philadelphia)—The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger is pleased to announce Laura Wall as its new executive director. Wall brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to the Coalition, most recently heading the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, which provides housing and support services to homeless families in Montgomery County. Wall will begin her new position at the Coalition on Sept. 9, 2013.

PRESS RELEASE: Nearly 1.8 million in PA will see food stamps cut this fall

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All SNAP participants in the United States--47 million Americans--will see a cut in food assistance in November, equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four, according to the USDA.

August 2, 2013

The cut equals 21 lost meals per month for a family of four and will affect 47 million low-income Americans across the country.

HARRISBURG, PA (August 2, 2013) — Nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a cut in food assistance this fall equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data discussed in a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.