(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."