(June 18, 2013) To fight hunger and promote healthy eating, the Coalition and Drueding Center open a new kind of food pantry that provides only nutritious food to families in need.
(May 29, 2013) "We estimate tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians will be negatively affected if Heat and Eat goes away,” said Coalition Interim Director Julie Zaebst.
(May 17, 2013) In the Farm Bill, "we're paying billions to make sure that food is produced and big agriculture stays profitable, while cutting billions from programs that assure that poor and hungry citizens get food to their own tables."
(May 7, 2013) Instead of helping people who have fallen on hard times, Pennsylvania made it harder for them to get food stamps, and hundreds of families may be going hungry at times as a result.
(May 3, 2013) With Pennsylvania's asset test for SNAP, "the state is spending its own time and money to bounce people with low-income off the food stamp rolls, while the savings go to the feds."
(May 2, 2013) The asset test "made getting food stamps so complicated that deserving low-income people became inundated by paperwork and lost their benefits."
(April 27, 2013) "So far the test has not uncovered a lot of fraud. But it has caused a lot of confusion and heartache."
(April 14, 2013) 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 13, 2013) 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 11, 2013) See how this event helps Pennypack offer fresh, affordable produce to low-income families in Philadelphia.
(April 11, 2013) The Coalition's Julie Zaebst talks about how the event supports more than 100 food pantries and hunger-relief agencies.
(April 8, 2013) Get the details about the event and how you can make a difference.
(April 8, 2013) Pennypack Farms raises funds through the Walk+Run Against Hunger to offer produce to low-income families.
(March 29, 2013) At a time when people are criticized for accruing government benefits, the federal programs designed to feed the hungry are in fact underused, according to a Coalition report.
(March 25, 2013) 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 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.
(March 22, 2013) A new report on statewide participation in SNAP says Cumberland County has the highest percentage-increase in the program.
(March 22, 2013) A new report visualizes statistics on hunger and related statistics on Pennsylvania's 67 counties.
(March 21, 2013) WHYY looks at a new report from the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.
(March 19, 2013) Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty of the nation's 10 most populous cities. Sometimes, SNAP (food stamps) is all people have.
(March 19, 2013) Advocates, like the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, worry that the elderly are disproportionately being cut off because of asset tests.
(March 18, 2013) "The Corbett administration policy of requiring asset tests for food stamps sounds a lot better than it actually is."
(March 12, 2013) Amid the lawn grass and grace of a middle-class patch of Montgomery County, families aren't getting enough to eat.
(March 2, 2013) Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania's low-income seniors, nursing mothers and children could lose food assistance through Meals on Wheels and the WIC Program.
(February 28, 2013) Children who eat breakfast in school do better in math and miss fewer class days, according to a new national study released by Share Our Strength.
(February 18, 2013) FOX 29 reporter Chris O'Connell is spending a week living on a food stamp budget to show the difficult choices some people have to make when they go to a grocery store.
(February 17, 2013) Five years, two elections, and one recession later, the lofty vow is nowhere near a reality.
(February 8, 2013) Before welfare reform, for every 100 families with children in poverty in the US, 68 were able to access cash assistance; now that number has fallen to just 27.
(January 21, 2013) Although school breakfast is vital for health and learning, there's a wide disparity in the number of students who get served these meals in Philly schools.
(January 15, 2013) When it comes to ensuring low-income kids participate in school breakfast, Pennsylvania has made progress but still has room for improvement.
(December 22, 2012) Requests for emergency food assistance in Philadelphia increased 41 percent last year. At the same time, one-third of demand for shelter among the homeless here went unmet.
(December 21, 2012) A just released report on hunger shows the number of people seeking food assistance in Pennsylvania's largest city is up 41 percent in the past year.
(December 18, 2012) "Sure, I have remained hungry all week and, at times, a little light-headed. But for those who depend upon food stamps for real, that food budget is not at all a complete, self-contained manifestation of poverty."
(December 12, 2012) "From the day I entered medicine, I was taught a simple rule: Do no harm. As debate continues for the next Farm Bill, the vast majority of which authorizes funding for the SNAP, Congress should heed that advice."
(December 12, 2012) As NJ Mayor Cory Booker wraps up his Food Stamp Challenge, a Philly journalist starts his own, living on just $5 of food a day.
(December 10, 2012) Mark your calendar for Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, a benefit for the Coalition Against Hunger and other anti-hunger nonprofits in Philadelphia.
(November 27, 2012) Philadelphia Eagles visit Gratz High School in North Philadelphia to support the Coalition in "Fighting Hunger Block by Block."
(November 20, 2012) Columnist Annette John-Hall profiles Faith Chapel food pantry in Germantown, which was recently honored by the Coalition at the 2013 Hunger Fighter Awards.
(November 1, 2012) This special event will recognize more than 300 women and men who run food pantries and soup kitchens in Philadelphia. Featuring Congressman Chaka Fattah and speaker Nikki Johnson-Huston.
(October 24, 2012) The Coalition Against Hunger is spearheading an effort called, 'Fighting Hunger Block by Block' to let people know about a number of food resources.
(October 16, 2012) In Philadelphia, a family of four needs $61,199 a year to meet basic needs without public assistance such as welfare or food stamps, says the latest version of the Self-Sufficiency Standard.
(October 10, 2012) A Philadelphia conference offers individuals and organizations a fresh look at volunteering to fight hunger in their communities.
(October 9, 2012) “As Philadelphians, we should not stand idly by as 1 in 4 of our fellow citizens suffers from food insecurity,” said Mayor Nutter. “I am honored to support the launch of ‘Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service.'"
(September 26, 2012) In order to do something about poverty, we have to be able to recognize it. An organization called "Half in Ten" has set a goal of halving the U.S. poverty rate in 10 years by putting it back on the national agenda.
(September 20, 2012) Nearly 40 percent of city children were living in poverty in 2011, a rise of three percentage points from 2010, according to the report.
(September 13, 2012) The census report also showed that the federal safety net was working. If counted as income, food stamps would have lifted 4 million people out of poverty.
(September 6, 2012) The most at-risk families are still finding it difficult to feed its members, while the overall number of households considered “food insecure” remained flat with 2010’s numbers.
(September 6, 2012) More than 50 million Americans considered food insecure, according to new figures from the USDA, as Congress debates cuts to food stamps in Farm Bill.
(September 3, 2012) Since 1982, Newman's Own Foundation has donated more than $330 million to charities, recently supporting the Coalition's efforts to connect more low-income children in Philadelphia with summer meals.
(August 30, 2012) A profile of Steveanna Wynn, executive director of the SHARE Food Program and longtime advocate in the fight against hunger in Pennsylvania.
(August 23, 2012) “Hunger In Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teachers Report 2012” surveyed more than 1,000 K-8 public school teachers nationwide. A majority of these teachers who witness hunger say the problem is getting worse.
(August 22, 2012) Columnist Annette John-Hall tells readers how they can get involved to ensure all voters are prepared for November's election.
(August 20, 2012) As part of a celebration marking her 30th year in broadcasting, the Coalition was selected to receive a $1,000 donation from her church, Enon Tabernacle Baptist.
(August 15, 2012) The Corbett administration has stopped funding a program that helped low-income working people get federal tax credits that kept them out of poverty.
(August 6, 2012) "Balancing the budget on the backs of hungry families, while continuing to support tax breaks for millionaires, is a recipe for locking millions of Americans out of the American Dream."
(August 4, 2012) One half of all jobs in the U.S. today now pay less than $35,000 a year. Adjusted for inflation, that's one of the lowest rates for American workers in five decades.
(July 29, 2012) WDAS host Patty Jackson encourages listeners to take part in Philadelphia's summer meals program.
(July 29, 2012) The Morning Show with Bill Anderson interviews Coalition Director Carey Morgan about free summer meals for kids in Philadelphia and other programs that can help families make ends meet.
(July 22, 2012) The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
(July 6, 2012) The House Agriculture Committee unveiled its approach for a farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from food stamp cuts.
(July 6, 2012) The nation’s employers created almost enough jobs to keep up with population growth in June, but not nearly enough to reduce the backlog of 13 million unemployed workers.
(June 27, 2012) On June 28, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and Chef John Currence discuss new state efforts to fight child hunger.
(June 26, 2012) "Ending poverty may be complex but feeding a child is not. This is a problem for which we know the solution and have the necessary resources, but lack only the will."
(June 24, 2012) The Senate-approved Farm Bill needlessly trims food stamps and does not fundamentally alter the program’s bias toward relatively well-off growers of big crops like corn, wheat and soybeans.
(June 23, 2012) Free summer meals for Philly kids help families fill the gap during summer months.
(June 21, 2012) Hunger is high. Overpayments are low. The economy is weak, and food stamps are a strong stimulus. What exactly is the problem the GOP is trying to solve?
(June 20, 2012) With 1 in 7 Americans now receiving food stamps, Republicans in Congress are leading efforts to cut back one of the nation's largest social safety net programs—and they are getting some support from Democrats.
(June 18, 2012) Families can call 1-855-252-MEAL to find their nearest summer meals site. Or text "MEAL" to 84700.
(June 14, 2012) With nearly 1,000 sites serving free summer meals to kids, no child should go hungry in Philadelphia this year.
(June 6, 2012) New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand explains why she introduced legislation to restore the $4.5 billion in cuts to SNAP (food stamps) proposed in the 2012 Farm Bill.
(May 29, 2012) This summer, the City of Philadelphia aims to ensure that no kids go hungry while school is out.
(May 14, 2012) There was a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of seniors experiencing hunger in America between 2001 and 2010, according to Meals on Wheels.
(May 8, 2012) Led by teacher Lisa Hantman, the students also presented speeches asking the Senator to work to end child hunger.
(May 4, 2012) It’s hard enough to feed a family on food stamps, but this week Pennsylvania made it harder when it imposed an unreasonable asset test.
(May 4, 2012) Hunger lives in unexpected places. In fact, there isn’t a county in America that’s free of it, according to Elaine Waxman, vice president of Feeding America.
(May 3, 2012) Fewer students will eat free meals in summer school this year because budget cuts are forcing Philadelphia to reduce the number of programs it offers.
(May 1, 2012) "The one permanent takeaway I’ll have is a profound sense of gratitude. ... Grateful that for me, the challenge was just an experiment."
(April 27, 2012) Advocates for the poor say the new policy will be expensive to administer and hurt families for whom SNAP can be a lifeline.
(April 25, 2012) "I'm experiencing a tiny, little, very temporary slice of what it's like to live on food stamps," Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane said.
(April 24, 2012) Mayor Michael Nutter, Congressman Bob Brady and three state legislators are pledging to live on $35 worth of food for the next week.
(April 23, 2012) As families face cuts to the federal food-stamp program, Philadelphia-area residents are learning what it's like to live on $5 a day, the average benefit for an individual.
(April 23, 2012) The challenge organized by two regional advocacy groups comes as a planned asset test for food stamps goes into effect May 1 in Pennsylvania.
(April 20, 2012) Can I even stretch $35 over seven days before my money gets funny and my stomach starts to growl?
(April 16, 2012) Challenge participants, including U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, pledge to live on the average food stamp benefit—just $5 a day—for the entire week.
(April 13, 2012) A columnist examines how the planned asset test for food stamps will affect at least one man in Philadelphia.
(April 8, 2012) Let's get real here: Imposing an asset test for food stamps won't reduce fraud in Pennsylvania.
(April 4, 2012) Congressman Bob Brady pledges to take the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge, sponsored by the Coalition and Jewish Federation, from April 23-29.
(April 3, 2012) The doors are open, the shelves are being stocked, and Manna on Main Street is bigger and better than ever in their new location.
(March 26, 2012) Pennsylvania can avoid cuts that will hurt families, children and seniors without raising taxes.
(March 22, 2012) The Philadephia-based digital creative agency will focus on social media efforts for the event.
(March 22, 2012) Starting this month, the Coalition's supermarket tours will help food stamp clients stretch their dollars to put healthy food on the table.
PATRIOT-NEWS: Top Pennsylvania House Republican asks Corbett Administration to reconsider food stamp asset test(March 16, 2012) A top-ranking House Republican has asks the Corbett Administration to reconsider its plan to impose an asset test for food stamps.
(March 15, 2012) Advocates, religious leaders, and residents from across Pennsylvania said the policy change would jeopardize the welfare of thousands of eligible people.
(March 15, 2012) Coalition Policy Manager Julie Zaebst said the asset test would deprive Pennsylvania of the loss of at least $12.5 million a year in federal money and increase administrative costs.
(March 14, 2012) After the hearing, advocates will deliver a petition to Gov. Corbett signed by more than 10,000 Pennsylvanians at Change.org.
(March 12, 2012) "This is not an urban issue, it is a statewide issue about people in need and we shouldn't be punishing them for the hardship they are experiencing."
(March 7, 2012) The organized Jewish community is going up against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in an effort to stand up for food stamp recipients.
(March 5, 2012) Pennsylvania’s largest hunger walk supports more than 100 local food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies
(February 29, 2012) In his budget blueprint for the fiscal year beginning in July, Corbett is proposing roughly $620 million in cuts and savings to human services programs
(February 24, 2012) A college graduate, Manton never imagined he would be grateful for the $149 he gets in food stamps every month.
(February 23, 2012) Philadelphia Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz said Gov. Corbett's proposed cuts for human services would have a sweeping impact on vulnerable populations.
(February 17, 2012) If you’re surprised at how many Americans receive help in buying food, you may be even more surprised who they are. Millions of Americans with jobs also need the help.
(February 13, 2012) There is plenty not to like in Gov. Corbett's proposed $27.1 billion budget plan, but his disregard for the state's most needy tops the list.
(February 12, 2012) Is the commonwealth government’s sense of responsibility to uphold the constitutional mandate to work for the common good of all Pennsylvanians dead?
(February 8, 2012) The move to redefine who's truly needy comes after cash-strapped states saw a surge of applications for food stamp aid during the economic downturn.
(February 8, 2012) "The governor has made choices that reduce investment in our schools. He has made a choice not to provide health care for needy children."
(February 4, 2012) The state has a good reason to help people get out of poverty. Leaving individuals to fend for themselves is bad news for all Pennsylvanians because poverty and unemployment have long-term consequences.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Corbett raises limit on assets for food stamps, but critics blast the idea of a test(February 2, 2012) "An asset test is a complete waste of Pennsylvania taxpayers' money at a time when our state can't afford to squander any of its resources," said Coalition Director Carey Morgan.
(January 27, 2012) "Do we really want to reduce access [to SNAP benefits] for senior citizens?" Vilsack asked.
(January 24, 2012) It is hard to imagine the problem warrants a change that will penalize people who are working hard to get back on their feet.
(January 19, 2012) "If they had a chance to sit in my shoes, they would be happy to have a program to help people who did work all their life."
PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE OP-ED: The food stamp asset test would be a disaster for poor Pennsylvanians(January 18, 2012) My own small savings is set aside for my funeral and burial expenses, and I was terrified that it would disqualify me for the food stamps I need to pay for groceries.
(January 18, 2012) The middle class is already shrinking, while the number of working poor increases. This is not the time to push more people and families further into poverty.
(January 17, 2012) "It's a disgrace," Irene says of the asset test. "Every single woman I know is scraping by. How do they expect us to exist?"
(January 15, 2012) "It just doesn't make any sense to me," Brady, the Philadelphia Democrat, said in an interview Friday. "We're trying to figure out hunger, and this drops us back to square one. I don't think they really thought this through."
(January 12, 2012) Only 10 other states have asset limits that low. The $2,000 limit was set in 1980 and hasn't changed since.
(January 12, 2012) Instead of encouraging the working poor to save, Pennsylvania welfare officials want to punish families for having a few dollars in a bank account.
(January 11, 2012) Housing and retirement savings are excluded. But the measure is needless and a further burden on some of the most vulnerable people in Pennsylvania.
DAILY KOS: Pennsylvania decides to cut off food stamp recipients based on 31-year-old restriction on assets(January 10, 2012) Under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, the state got rid of its asset limits in 2008 because so many seniors and other low-income people were being hurt.
(January 10, 2012) Eliminating "waste, fraud and abuse" is an old and recurrent refrain from those who seek to dismantle the country's social welfare system.
(January 10, 2012) Antipoverty advocates say the Pennsylvania decision is unusual because there is a trend across America, favored by both Republicans and Democrats, to eliminate the asset tests.
(January 10, 2012) The asset test under consideration would meet the most stringent limits allowed by federal law - no more than $2,000 in savings for many households.
(January 10, 2012) A new state plans could cut tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians from food stamps, driving up hunger and hurting businesses across the Commonwealth.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Thousands in Philadelphia eligible for food assistance never sought it, group says(January 5, 2012) In hard times, it seems unthinkable that people would miss out on millions of dollars to which they're entitled.
(January 4, 2012) Dropping off cans is something tangible, a way to feel like you've really contributed to your community. But here's something you may not know: your money may do more to help than cans.
(December 29, 2011) The Corbett administration plans to bar families with modest savings from getting food stamps (SNAP), potentially cutting more than 170,000 low-income residents from the program.
(December 20, 2011) More than 1 in 10 people in Philadelphia struggle to get affordable fruits and vegetables, according to a new report.
(December 19, 2011) This winter will be especially tough for struggling familes: Congress slashed funding that helps low-income Americans pay for heat, while PA cut 150,000 people from Medicaid.
(December 14, 2011) Welcome to the food stamp system: decaying, inundated and one of the most unexpectedly effective safety net programs still standing.
(December 12, 2011) Phillies Charities awarded more than $1.23 million in grants to the groups in attendance.
(December 4, 2011) This economy has forced some locals to do something they've never done before, and probably thought they never would: sign up for food stamps.
(November 28, 2011) The increasing number of Americans on food stamps has changed the way the largest U.S. retailer does business.
(November 22, 2011) One dollar of spending on SNAP is estimated to increase GDP by as much as $1.79 - a significant "bang for the buck." In other words, spending on SNAP not only provides much-needed support for vulnerable Americans, it also gives a significant boost to the economy.
(November 22, 2011) According to recent estimates, one dollar of spending on SNAP increases GDP by as much as $1.79 - a significant "bang for the buck," - and an increase of $1 billion in SNAP spending generates as many as 17,900 full-time jobs
(November 20, 2011) Bucks County saw Greater Philadelphia's highest percentage-point increase in the number of people living in poverty last year.
(November 15, 2011) Using the new formula, the Census Bureau calculates that 49.1 million, or about 16 percent of Americans, are poor.
(November 8, 2011) Food stamps (SNAP) and other vital programs have kept millions of U.S. children out of poverty, a new Census report finds.
(November 7, 2011) Mayor Michael Nutter, national hunger expert Joel Berg among featured speakers
(October 27, 2011) Pennsylvania and West Virginia tie for worst in the nation for the number of youths who aren't employed or in the workforce, a major contributor to poverty.
(October 17, 2011) A new Coalition initiative helps residents in high-need neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
(October 5, 2011) Every year, hunger costs Americans $167.5 billion in avoidable healthcares costs, lost economic productivity, poor education outcomes and charitable expenses.
(October 3, 2011) Families applying for disaster assistance faced chaos and frustration at welfare offices last week, thanks largely to a shortage of caseworkers charged with handling their claims.
NEW HAVEN REGISTER: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: Let's give SNAP recipients an incentive to make healthful food choices(October 2, 2011) While some restrictions on the use of SNAP dollars certainly make sense, what makes far more sense is to incentivize the more nutritious food choice so that more nutritous always means less expensive.
(September 22, 2011) The debate continues over regulating how Americans spend their SNAP dollars. NYC tried to ban soda. Now fast food chains want to accept SNAP.
(September 22, 2011) An additional 23,000 people in Philadelphia now live in poverty, according to recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
(September 21, 2011) Now matter how divisive the debate becomes, we must hold our elected officials accountable for keeping the interests of our children at the center of their decisions.
(September 15, 2011) Many more people would be in crisis without the safety net of unemployment insurance, food stamps, Social Security and Medicare.
(September 14, 2011) "Ultimately, we need policies that invest in Americans rather than depleting it of jobs, and education, and resources," said Coalition Director Carey Morgan.
(September 8, 2011) Nearly 49 million Americans struggled to get enough to eat last year. NPR examines how programs like SNAP kept millions more from going hungry.
(August 12, 2011) There's new evidence that "food hardship," especially among children, is getting worse, and won't be reduced without bold action.
(August 12, 2011) Nearly half of all households with children in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District struggle to afford enough food, according to the Food Research and Action Center.
(August 11, 2011) Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District ranked second-worst in the nation for food hardship among families with kids.
(August 10, 2011) Coalition Policy Center Manager Julie Zaebst addresses inaccuracies in an article by Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Quigley about recent changes at the Department of Public Welfare.
(August 3, 2011) Who uses SNAP in the U.S.? Nearly half of participants are children. Learn more about the nation's largest anti-hunger program and how the 2012 federal budget could affect it.
(July 28, 2011) Children in poverty are more emotionally affected by a lack of food than was previously understood, new research shows.
(July 28, 2011) The proposed federal budget slashes $38 million cut from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which could take away needed food from nearly 8,000 seniors in Pennsylvania.
DAILY JOURNAL: Pa. advocates for poor, disabled wary of how Corbett administration handling cuts to services(July 24, 2011) The Corbett Administration is considering changes to social and human services programs before seeking outside input, which advocates for the poor and disabled feel may be both damaging and counterproductive.
(July 14, 2011) As Congress wrangles over spending cuts, surging numbers of Americans are relying on the federal government just to put food on the table.
(July 10, 2011) The Coalition's SNAP Campaign Manager, Natalie Bonomo, responds to an editorial that sought to defame the SNAP program, which is the nation's most effective program for fighting hunger.
(July 6, 2011) "No one program stands alone. Families use these to meet their basic needs," says Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan. "It's so much easier to fall into poverty than it is to get out."
(July 4, 2011) Advocates react to the Corbett administration's controversial last-minute measure that shifts control of welfare funding from the legislature to his administration.
(June 30, 2011) Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan talks with WHYY’s Dave Heller about the impact of the state budget on the livelihoods of Pennsylvania's neediest residents.
(June 30, 2011) The Pennsylvania House has approved a $27 billion budget, which includes a controversial last-minute Senate measure to shift control of billions in welfare funding from the legislature to Gov. Corbett's administration.
(June 28, 2011) "It's stunningly terrible," said Carey Morgan, Coalition Executive Director. "I don't think our legislators have their priorities in order. ... This budget ignores real people."
(June 27, 2011) School lunch and breakfast programs are essential to fighting child hunger during the school year. WHYY reports on how families manage during the summer months.
(June 24, 2011) House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" budget proposes deep cuts to SNAP. What does this mean for the millions who rely on food stamps as a last line of defense against hunger?
(June 23, 2011) "Hunger keeps kids from reaching their full potential,” said Carey Morgan, the Coalition's Executive Director. “There is no good reason for this to happen in Philadelphia.”
(June 22, 2011) Mayor Michael Nutter helps kick off Philadelphia's Summer Meals Program “Food That’s In, Even When School’s Out”.
(June 21, 2011) With more than 1,000 sites serving free summer meals in Philadelphia, no child should go hungry this summer.
(June 21, 2011) “No child, no person — but certainly no child — should ever be hungry in this country,” says Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. “That is unacceptable at any level.”
(June 21, 2011) The Inquirer looks at how the state budget will hurt low-income Pennsylvanians, including people who rely on local food pantries for help.
(June 16, 2011) During an international conference on food security, top officials expressed concern that shortages of food, water and power could easily create social anxiety and political instability in the future.
(June 14, 2011) Fair Food's Double Dollars partnership improves the well-being of Philadelphia communities and creates connections with hunger relief organizations.
(June 13, 2011) Campbell plans to spend $10 million in Camden over the next 10 years to halve the city's extraordinary rates of hunger and childhood obesity.
(June 2, 2011) Latino children make up almost 31 percent of the 16.6 million children experiencing low food security. Participation in the SNAP program would greatly decrease this, but they must face several hurdles first.
(May 20, 2011) In a letter to the editor, Executive Director Carey Morgan urges state legislators to consider revenue-raising alternatives to slashing services for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable residents.
(May 10, 2011) Groupon subscribers can help the Coalition build a community garden to provide fresh vegetables to local food pantries.
(May 5, 2011) Fight child hunger by attending this annual culinary event, featuring Philadelphia's leading chefs. Plus, a special discount for Coalition Against Hunger supporters!
(April 28, 2011) The Dine In, Help Out program asks people to forgo one night of dining out in May and donate what they would have spent to help feed North Philadelphia families in need.
(April 16, 2011) Spanish radio station RUMBIA interviews Coalition SNAP Hotline counselor Barbie Izquierdo.
(April 9, 2011) Thousands turned out on Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the largest hunger walk in Pennsylvania.
(April 8, 2011) The state's largest hunger walk marks its 15th anniversary. Join thousands of committed individuals at the Art Museum this Saturday for the Walk+Run Against Hunger!
(March 31, 2011) Public Affairs host Markus Goldman talks with Morgan about the April 9th Walk+Run Against Hunger, the growing need in in our community and how we can all make a difference in the fight against hunger.
(March 29, 2011) Triumphant Faith International Worship Center is featured on KYW NewsRadio 1060 to promote the annual Walk+Run Against hunger, to be held on April 9.
(March 28, 2011) Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Carey Morgan guest blogs about a public-private collaboration that provided produce to more than 25,000 low-income mothers and children.
(March 26, 2011) Anne Ayella, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Coalition Against Hunger, has been selected as the 2011 Holy Child Spirit Award recipient by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
(March 21, 2011) Inquirer Staff Writer Albert Lubrano reports on the growing hunger crisis in Philadelphia.
(March 9, 2011) A conversation about the growing hunger crisis in the greater Philadelphia region and how residents can obtain food and nutrition assistance.
(March 4, 2011) According to a new report, over 31 percent of households in parts of Central, North and South Philadelphia didn't have enough money to buy the food needed to feed their families in 2010.
(March 4, 2011) For the second year in a row, Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District has one of the highest rates of hunger in the nation.
(March 3, 2011) Nearly 1 in 3 people in Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District can't afford enough food for their families.
(March 3, 2011) With so many people still struggling after the recession, Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan reminds lawmakers to protect vital programs that help families put food on their tables.
(March 2, 2011) Participants take a deeper look at how hunger affects children, pregnant women, seniors and minority communities.
(February 14, 2011) A recent study on hunger in the region reveals the biggest increase of people using food stamps are among those living in the suburbs, including Bucks and Montgomery counties.
(February 13, 2011) While the cities have the highest food-stamp use, some of the biggest increases were in middle-class and affluent suburban communities.
(January 30, 2011) To help kids in New Jersey who rely on free or reduced school lunches, the Food Bank sends about 300 kids home on Fridays with backpacks filled with easy-to-prepare food through the KidzPack program.
(January 28, 2011) Derek Felton's Fresh Start food pantry provides nourishment, education and compassion to his clients. And now Mr. Felton is reaching out to his community for help.
(January 22, 2011) Funds will support the Coalition's VIP Project, benefiting nearly 100 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the Philadelphia region.
(January 21, 2011) The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger's Derek Felton is honored for his work with Fresh Start, a West Philadelphia food pantry.
(January 20, 2011) The Coaliton's Community Organizing Coordinator, Derek Felton, was recognized for his work serving both Philadelphia and South Jersey since 2004 as both an educator and a community builder.
(January 19, 2011) "As people continue to lose jobs and fail to find new ones, hunger becomes a central issue in their lives," noted Carey Morgan, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.
(January 4, 2011) PA's minimum wage is still no higher than the minimum set by federal law. Yet reports tell us there is still a high number of residents who do not have enough money to put food on the table every day.
(January 3, 2011) Amid a prolonged economic downturn and continually changing demographics, poverty surges in Mayfair, a once-stable neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia.
(December 13, 2010) Known as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the bill will help improve the nutritional quality of school meals and protect Philadelphia's Universal Feeding Program.
(December 13, 2010) More than 50 million Americans, including a growing group of middle- and working-class individuals, are finding themselves relying on food banks, institutions that are usually regarded as a last resort.
(December 3, 2010) On Dec. 2, Congress approved a $4.5 billion child nutrition bill that will improve the quality of school meals and help address hunger and obesity among U.S. children.
(December 2, 2010) As more Pennsylvanians than ever apply for SNAP (food stamps), the state's understaffed County Assistance Offices struggle to keep up with growing caseloads.
(December 1, 2010) The Coalition's own Community Organizing Coordinator Derek Felton is profiled in WHYY's Coming of Age segment.
(November 27, 2010) Derek Felton and his food pantry Fresh Start are featured on WHYY's Fit, which focuses on promoting health and nutrition within the community.
(November 16, 2010) It's time for Congress to pass a strong Child Nutrition bill now to ensure all U.S. children are fed year-round.
(November 15, 2010) With hunger at an all-time high, Americans must do more than hold food drives to help families in the long term.
(November 15, 2010) The "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" would work to increase school meals and establish nutitrion, but it would be at the expense of families on food stamps.
(November 5, 2010) "It's an unstable system," said Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan. "And there's a huge misperception that anyone who asks for help gets what they need."
(November 3, 2010) Despite struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, Lenora Carr continues to serve home-cooked meals to people in need at her South Philadelphia soup kitchen.
(October 31, 2010) An Inquirer article explores how hunger and malnutrition have contributed to a host of chronic health issues in Philadelphia, including diabetes, heart diseases and even obesity.
(October 16, 2010) A growing number of Americans struggle with hunger while political candidates question the value of food stamps (SNAP).
(October 15, 2010) Fight hunger by buying Stroehmann King and Dutch Country breads between till Nov. 6.
(October 13, 2010) On Oct. 15, the Coalition will honor the women and men who run food pantries and soup kitchens in Philadelphia.
(October 10, 2010) There's not enough food in Imani Sullivan's life.
(September 30, 2010) Low-income mothers are getting some much needed help to provide their families with fresh fruits and vegetables.
(September 29, 2010) Point Breeze community members celebrate the opening of a new farmers' market and two programs to help them buy fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
(September 29, 2010) Two new programs help low-income families buy fresh, locally grown produce in Philadelphia.
(September 28, 2010) A new project, coordinated by the Coalition Against Hunger, helps 25,000 low-income women and children buy more fresh fruits and vegetables this farmers' market season.
(September 21, 2010) Inquirer: Congress must not cut food stamp (SNAP) benefits to fund the Child Nutrition bill.
(August 11, 2010) Carey Morgan appears on BBC World Business News and Fox Business News to discuss the Senate's decision to slash $14 billion from the food stamp (SNAP) program to fund other priorities.
(August 10, 2010) "Hungry kids can't learn and hungry kids get sick." Executive Director, Carey Morgan on cutting food stamp (SNAP) funding to pay for Medicaid and teachers' salaries.
(August 6, 2010) Benefits slashed to fund Child Nutrition, teachers' salaries and state Medicaid programs.
(August 5, 2010) Executive Director Carey Morgan explains why Americans can't afford a $12 billion cut to food stamps (SNAP).
(June 25, 2010) On Friday, Mayor Nutter announced the start of this year's free summer meals program.
(June 25, 2010) No child should go hungry in Philadelphia this summer, with more than 1,000 sites providing “Food That’s In, When School Is Out”
(June 25, 2010) Mayor Michael Nutter and city feeding agencies have announced Philadelphia’s summer meals program, providing free meals for children in Philadelphia this summer.
(June 10, 2010) Philadelphia's Congressional delegation is working to preserve the city's unique school lunch program.
(May 23, 2010) Policy Center Manager Rachel Meeks discusses how the federal Child Nutrition Act could jeopardize school meals for low-income children in Philadelphia.
(May 20, 2010) According to a new study, a family of four needs to make $60,000 a year to survive in Philadelphia - much higher than the federal poverty measure of just $22,050 a year.
(May 3, 2010) Support the Coalition Against Hunger and other hunger-relief agencies at this annual culinary event, featuring Philadelphia's leading restaurants.
(April 10, 2010) Thousands of people packed the Art Museum area for a walk and run to fight against Hunger.
(April 8, 2010) Saturday's annual Walk Against Hunger and 5K run will benefit the area's feeding programs which are under more and more strain as more and more people look for more and more ways to put more food on the table.
(April 8, 2010) This Saturday is the annual Walk Against Hunger which will benefit more than 100 food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the area.
(April 5, 2010) Congress is now reviewing all of the nutrition programs that provide food to low-income children across the country. Find out what critical programs are at risk and what you can do about it.
(March 13, 2010) With a record number of people turning to food pantries and soup kitchens for help, this year's Walk Against Hunger & 5K Run needs more support than ever.
(March 7, 2010) Executive Director, Carey Morgan Appears on Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason"
(February 24, 2010) With hunger at a record high in the region, this year's event needs more support than ever.
(February 19, 2010) Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan responds to an article about the public's perceptions of those living in poverty.
(February 11, 2010) After a U-turn in the politics of poverty, food stamps, a program once scorned as “welfare,” enjoys broad new support.
(January 26, 2010) Pennsylvania's First Congressional District is the second hungriest in the nation. Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan calls on government officials to enact sound policies to help end hunger.
(January 20, 2010) Poverty increased nearly 1 percent in Philadelphia's suburbs between 2000 and 2008, partly because of two recessions, according to a report being released by the Brookings Institution.
(November 29, 2009) With a record number of Americans now using food stamps, this public nutrition program has become more important and socially accepted than ever.
(November 29, 2009) Executive Director, Carey Morgan, joins with other anti-hunger advocates to address inaccuracies in Charles Lane’s response to the USDA’s food security report.
(November 28, 2009) Emergency food agencies continue to experience increasing demand for assistance, especially among middle- and working-class people.
(November 28, 2009) The USDA has ranked state performance, with Pennsylvania listed among the best and New Jersey among the worst.
(November 24, 2009) Thanks to a partnership among Stroehmann Bakeries, ACME Markets and Giant Food Stores, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger has received more than $100,000 to provide more funding, food and resources to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the Philadelphia region.
(November 24, 2009) Money from Stroehmann’s Nourishing Neighbors campaign will fund the Coalition’s Victory in Partnership project, which is meant to provide food pantries and soup kitchens with more funding, food, volunteers, technology and training.
(November 18, 2009) Executive Director, Carey Morgan says Americans must tell legislators that food insecurity is a major issue in the community.
(November 18, 2009) A new study finds that nearly half of all children – 90 percent of all black children – will be on food stamps (SNAP) at some point during their childhood. In Philadelphia, 43 percent of all SNAP recipients are children.
(November 17, 2009) America is hungry and getting hungrier, with 49 million people - 17 million of them children - last year unable to consistently get enough food to eat, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
(October 26, 2009) As demand for emergency food grows, Philadelphia’s food pantry system is struggling to meet the current need. Coalition and other partner organization projects seek to address the issue.
(October 22, 2009) Food drives will benefit neighborhood food pantries and soup kitchens.
(October 13, 2009) Mayor Michael Nutter to call for new solutions to end hunger in the city.
(October 7, 2009) Mayor Nutter to speak at Oct. 16th launch of Stroehmann Nourishing Neighbors.
(September 29, 2009) The number of households receiving food stamps is expected to rise, according to Rachel Meeks, the Coalition’s Food Stamp Campaign Manager.
(September 17, 2009) Coalition Executive Director Carey Morgan discusses the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest data on poverty and what it means for hunger in Philadelphia on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.
(August 25, 2009) Awaiting $18 million in state funding, Philadelphia pantries and soup kitchens question whether they can continue feeding their clients
(August 15, 2009) Coalition Food Stamp Campaign Manager Rachel Meeks comments on the state's decision to raise the income limits for SNAP from 130 percent of the federal poverty line to 160 percent.
(August 4, 2009) Coalition Against Hunger applauds state’s decision to broaden eligibility requirements.
(July 31, 2009) More families in need will be eligible for nutritional assistance now that the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare has raised the gross income limit for food stamps.
(July 16, 2009) Volunteers who feed the hungry put their best recipes to the test in a cook-off at the Coalition’s annual Walk Against Hunger Celebration.
(July 7, 2009) Soup kitchens and food cupboard representatives gather to celebrate their work and receive much needed funds from the Coalition Against Hunger.
(July 5, 2009) MyPhl17 anchor Renai Ellison emcees the Coalition’s annual Walk Against Hunger Celebration.
(July 2, 2009) With food-stamp applications at an all-time high, state working hiring freeze leads to unnecessary denials in applications.
(June 29, 2009) More than 365,000 Philadelphia residents receive food stamps. Gov. Ed Rendell must respond to the needs of Pennsylvanians hit hardest by this economic crisis.
(June 23, 2009) Nearly $140,000 will be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens.
(April 9, 2009) Anti-hunger advocates applaud Mayor Nutter’s active interest in combating hunger.
(February 21, 2009) The Coalition Against Hunger calls on Gov. Rendell to lift the hiring freeze on Department of Public Welfare.
(February 20, 2009) Hunger is a matter of public health. New survey finds that one out of every 10 households in Southeast Pennsylvania has had to skip or cut back on meals.
(February 20, 2009) Philadelphia’s Universal Feeding Program offers a sensible, cost-effective solution to the growing problem of food insecurity in America, especially among children.
(February 12, 2009) Mayor Nutter endorses an anti-hunger platform which includes expansion of food-stamp benefits in the stimulus bill and continued federal support for the city’s Universal Feeding Program.
(February 11, 2009) For the first time in anyone's memory, Philadelphia's anti-hunger advocates have banded together to call on federal, state and city officials to end hunger.
(February 9, 2009) New York City Coalition Against Hunger’s Joel Berg says, “Fighting hunger without the weapon of big federal dollars is like fighting drought without water.”
(January 13, 2009) The Coalition Against Hunger emphasizes value of food stamps as a part of the economic stimulus package.
() June 21: Mayor Nutter kicks off summer meals program in Philadelphia, with more than 1,000 sites offering free meals