(July 21, 2013)
For the first time in 40 years, Congress has decided to give subsidies to farmers while offering nothing to fund the food-stamp program.
(July 12, 2013)
By leaving SNAP out of the Farm Bill, the U.S. House could consider even deeper cuts and harmful policy changes that will make it even hard for struggling Americans to feed their families.
(July 8, 2013)
Pennsylvania and New Jersey should be ashamed to be among the worst states in the nation in meeting federal rules by getting food stamps to the needy within 30 days.
(June 28, 2013)
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger has teamed up with the City of Philadelphia to provide free meals for thousands of kids this summer.
(June 20, 2013)
Members vote 234-195 to defeat a bill that would have dropped 2 million Americans from SNAP and removed more than 200,000 children from free school meals.
(June 20, 2013)
A new kind of food pantry for the poor (featuring exclusively healthful foods) debuted in Philadelphia.
(June 18, 2013)
To fight hunger and promote healthy eating, the Coalition and Drueding Center open a new kind of food pantry that provides only nutritious food to families in need.
(May 29, 2013)
"We estimate tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians will be negatively affected if Heat and Eat goes away,” said Coalition Interim Director Julie Zaebst.
(May 17, 2013)
In the Farm Bill, "we're paying billions to make sure that food is produced and big agriculture stays profitable, while cutting billions from programs that assure that poor and hungry citizens get food to their own tables."
(May 7, 2013)
Instead of helping people who have fallen on hard times, Pennsylvania made it harder for them to get food stamps, and hundreds of families may be going hungry at times as a result.
(May 3, 2013)
With Pennsylvania's asset test for SNAP, "the state is spending its own time and money to bounce people with low-income off the food stamp rolls, while the savings go to the feds."
(May 2, 2013)
The asset test "made getting food stamps so complicated that deserving low-income people became inundated by paperwork and lost their benefits."
(April 27, 2013)
"So far the test has not uncovered a lot of fraud. But it has caused a lot of confusion and heartache."
(April 14, 2013)
Philadelphia-area residents swarmed Eakins Oval below the Philadelphia Museum of Art early Saturday, bearing cash pledges to raise funds for neighborhood soup kitchens, food pantries and donors to the Coalition Against Hunger.
(April 13, 2013)
Over a hundred teams registered for the Walk+Run event this year, many of them churches and local organizations who provide food relief and other community services for those in need.