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New Program Aims to Incentivize Purchase of Fresh Produce

“Food insecurity, the lack of reliable access to healthy, affordable food, remains a pressing issue in the region. In December 2017, 152,923 people in Allegheny County relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, to help subsidize the cost of feeding themselves and their families….”

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Rally on Friday Will Protest Route 61 Bus Cuts

“Two community groups will hold a rally Friday morning in Pittsburgh to protest possible cuts to buses serving McKeesport, Duquesne, Braddock and Swissvale. The protest, being organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit and Just Harvest, will urge the board of directors of Port Authority of Allegheny County to amend plans for its proposed Bus Rapid […]

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WQED

Think! Poverty Initiative Live Town Hall Broadcast

The many voices taking part in WQED’s poverty initiative over the past four months, including Just Harvest’s, coalesced in an hour-long broadcast from the Fred Rogers Studio where civic leaders and community members came together for this culminating event. The program was televised and streamed live online.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill would simplify process for seniors seeking food aid

“…’This is great idea, since it not only reduces the potential barrier on participating senior, but also makes administration simpler and less costly to state governments,’ said Ken Regal, executive director of Pittsburgh-based anti-hunger group Just Harvest. ‘We have better things to do with our tax dollars than make people whose only income is Social […]

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From A Hot Meal To A Ride To The Doctor, South Side Woman Connects City’s Displaced With Services

“…’I don’t have any direct services myself in terms of housing, work, or anything like that. There is an entity for everything that already exists. My job is to get people to those entities,’ said Plesh. One such entity is Just Harvest, a South Side non-profit fighting hunger in underserved communities. Amanda Fry, the organization’s […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 350,000 Pa. seniors take advantage of streamlined food-stamp application

“… Some seniors can be socially isolated, or might not be able to use the state’s online benefits application or visit a county assistance office, said Ken Regal, executive director of Pittsburgh-based anti-hunger advocacy group Just Harvest. His organization has funding from the National Council on Aging and a local foundation to enroll seniors in […]

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