food-banks

Pa. announces second round of emergency food assistance funding for food banks, pantries

BY: - October 17, 2023

Qualified food banks, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens are invited to apply for the $2.5 million in funding available through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grants.

Campus food pantries are seeing greater demand — and more state dollars

BY: - August 31, 2023

SOUTH BRONX, New York City — In the South Bronx, one of the nation’s poorest communities, Hostos Community College has long positioned itself as an educational pathway out of poverty. But to make that journey, many Hostos students must contend with more than their schoolwork. Without the school’s child care center, students who are single […]

Report finds 2M Pennsylvanians struggled with food insecurity during the pandemic

BY: - September 15, 2021

In 2020, nearly 1 in 20 Pennsylvanians were “newly food insecure,” meaning they did not have reliable access to adequate, nutritious meals during the pandemic. 

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Pa. to distribute 7.9M lbs. of emergency food to food banks | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 6, 2021

'While we’re actively getting Pennsylvanians back to work as the pandemic slows, many are still recovering from severe economic stress which has in turn stressed our charitable food system,' a top official said.

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Pandemic threatens food security for many college students | Opinion

BY: - October 13, 2020

Food security among college students was a problem before the pandemic. It's past time to take it seriously.

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Too many Americans are going hungry during the pandemic. Congress needs to act on a relief bill | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - October 13, 2020

The long-term impacts of this pandemic have yet to be seen and the least we can do is reduce the anxiety American families are feeling as the holidays approach.

COVID-19 in Philly: Coronavirus crisis sparks increased demand for food pantries

BY: - March 28, 2020

Demand for services has never been greater. From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, here's how you can help your neighbors in need.