(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.