Press Room

(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.