Press Room

(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.
(September 6, 2012)
The most at-risk families are still finding it difficult to feed its members, while the overall number of households considered “food insecure” remained flat with 2010’s numbers.
(September 6, 2012)
More than 50 million Americans considered food insecure, according to new figures from the USDA, as Congress debates cuts to food stamps in Farm Bill.
(September 3, 2012)
Since 1982, Newman's Own Foundation has donated more than $330 million to charities, recently supporting the Coalition's efforts to connect more low-income children in Philadelphia with summer meals.
(August 30, 2012)
A profile of Steveanna Wynn, executive director of the SHARE Food Program and longtime advocate in the fight against hunger in Pennsylvania.
(August 23, 2012)
“Hunger In Our Schools: Share Our Strength’s Teachers Report 2012” surveyed more than 1,000 K-8 public school teachers nationwide. A majority of these teachers who witness hunger say the problem is getting worse.
(August 22, 2012)
Columnist Annette John-Hall tells readers how they can get involved to ensure all voters are prepared for November's election.