Press Room

(March 22, 2013)
A new report on statewide participation in SNAP says Cumberland County has the highest percentage-increase in the program.
(March 22, 2013)
A new report visualizes statistics on hunger and related statistics on Pennsylvania's 67  counties.
(March 21, 2013)
WHYY looks at a new report from the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.
(March 19, 2013)
Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty of the nation's 10 most populous cities. Sometimes, SNAP (food stamps) is all people have.
(March 19, 2013)
Advocates, like the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, worry that the elderly are disproportionately being cut off because of asset tests.
(March 18, 2013)
"The Corbett administration policy of requiring asset tests for food stamps sounds a lot better than it actually is."
(March 12, 2013)
Amid the lawn grass and grace of a middle-class patch of Montgomery County, families aren't getting enough to eat.
(March 2, 2013)
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania's low-income seniors, nursing mothers and children could lose food assistance through Meals on Wheels and the WIC Program.
(February 28, 2013)
Children who eat breakfast in school do better in math and miss fewer class days, according to a new national study released by Share Our Strength.
(February 18, 2013)
FOX 29 reporter Chris O'Connell is spending a week living on a food stamp budget to show the difficult choices some people have to make when they go to a grocery store.
(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.