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We fight for long-term hunger relief through our advocacy efforts! The Coalition advocates for responsible, progressive policies that address the real need in our community.

Our work on the front lines — building the capacity of food pantries in our region and helping area residents apply for and maintain SNAP benefits (food stamps) — is the basis of our advocacy. We listen to feedback from our clients, partner agencies, and the community, analyze data, and examine best practices to make policy recommendations to improve nutrition and food programs to better serve them.

Our region, and particularly Philadelphia, was finally making progress in its recovery from the Great Recession when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Hunger, severe hardship, and great uncertainty about the future have rapidly spread across the region. Many individuals and families struggled with food insecurity before COVID-19 made matters worse. Now, our communities face an even more difficult fight against hunger. Lawmakers and administrative officials at all levels of government must commit to enacting and funding effective policies to improve food security.

We educate the elected and appointed officials, their staff, and the public and advocate for legislation, regulations, and program policies that will improve food security in communities across southeastern Pennsylvania. Furthermore, we assess how effectively nutrition programs operate on the ground, because we know good policy on paper is not always carried out in practice or used to its fullest.

To keep informed of policy decisions that impact those who struggle with food insecurity in our region, please sign up to receive our Advocacy Alerts. We will let you know what you can do to help by sending targeted emails that provide all the information you need to take action (such as by placing calls to legislators, signing letters, etc.)