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In the Press

Friday, February 26, 2021 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania risk potentially increased exposure to COVID-19 because the commonwealth requires
mothers to show up in person, rather than online, to access food benefits from a widely popular program,
say advocates who work with families in poverty.

Monday, January 25, 2021 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Far-reaching and broadly divergent from Trump administration policies, Biden’s proposals would increase benefits for food stamps and school meals programs, and offer cash to strapped families, among other recommendations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Philadelphia Inquirer

In their last days in office, Trump administration officials are trying to reduce nutrition requirements for school meals, seeking to undo changes initiated by the Obama administration a decade ago.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 11/18/2020

American workers and businesses face a months-long survival test until Covid-19 vaccines become widely available as spending plunges with record daily cases prompting a sudden return to lockdowns.

Friday, November 13, 2020 | Philadelphia Inquirer

The safety net that stretches beneath Americans living in poverty will see more mending and less rending as presidents change. That’s the belief voiced by hunger fighters and other antipoverty advocates who say they’re tired of endlessly “playing defense,” battling Trump administration efforts to slash vital programs such as food stamps, now known as SNAP, for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | Philadelphia Inqurier

Traditionally at the holidays, people open their wallets and food cabinets to give to those less fortunate. But, as if anyone needs reminding, this is 2020, the year that’s upended all custom.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 | KYW Newsradio

the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger will host a virtual town hall in partnership with the ACLU of Pennsylvania this coming Tuesday via Facebook Live to inform voters on their rights.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | Philadelphia Inqurier

Riding the decade-long economic recovery from the Great Recession, the city and surrounding region were making progress until the coronavirus rerouted so many of the up arrows on financial graphs.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Generocity

Our communications and advocacy associate, Alyssa, was invited to write a guest article on the importance of The Summer Meals Program for Generocity. 

Friday, January 11, 2019 | The Inquirer

While the 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who receive food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will get benefits at least through the end of February, advocates see the potential for problems. The federal government announced its protection plan this week, amid growing concern that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one of the agencies affected by the shutdown, might not be able to get the benefit to 42 million Americans.

Kathy Fisher, policy director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, said there’s some concern that people will unknowingly spend those February benefits early.