Press Room

(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.