Press Room

(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.