Clairton is one of the southwest PA towns where the decline of the steel industry hit hard. More than a decade ago, the last grocery store in town closed.
This following posts are commentaries authored by Just Harvest staff and the occasional guest blogger about hunger and poverty in public policy, culture and the media, and politics.
Our executive director shares words of personal pain and wisdom as we all search for the path forward after the tragedy at Tree of Life.
Remember last summer when Republicans were pushing for a simpler tax code, so simple you could put it on a postcard? Well, they’ve delivered on one of those two things.
On June 23, we went to Washington D.C. for the culmination of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign, the revival of a movement launched in 1968.
Board member Theresa Orlando shares her personal experience of a key moment in the Civil Rights movement and how it changed her view of white supremacy.
In part two of Sara’s story she shares what she went through as a drug addict, why it’s harder for women, and what has helped changed her life.
Sara has been nearly everything many people fear to be the worst about those who receive government assistance. She is also so much more. Here is part one of her story.
Working in a grocery store used to be a good, family-supporting career. Deliberate changes in the industry have driven workers into poverty, including 3,600 Giant Eagle employees.
Trump’s budget for the coming year really shows his commitment to the idea that government should serve the wealthy, not those in actual need of assistance or protection.
We’ve gone through Gov. Wolf’s 2018-19 budget and we’re happy with the priorities he expresses through the document. But we also have some concerns.