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Repair the World People: Ken Regal of Just Harvest

“These days, food justice is at the forefront of American consciousness. But back in the mid-1980s, years if not decades ahead of its time, Just Harvest pioneered a dynamic anti-hunger organization in Pittsburgh. By linking local poverty with global food challenges – they are talking about food deserts before it was even a term – […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump budget proposal would cut federal programs for poor

“From funding for affordable housing, to money for heating assistance, to legal help for the poor, President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget aims to cut or eliminate a host of anti-poverty programs, many of which have existed for decades. “’This budget is a complete attack on poor people,” said Rochelle Jackson, public policy advocate at […]

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PHOTOS: Pittsburghers Protest Gender Inequity On ‘A Day Without A Woman’

“Pittsburgh women rallied downtown Wednesday in solidarity against what some called decades of harmful and misogynistic policies. More than 300 people gathered outside the City-County Building — most wearing red, the demonstration’s nationally designated color — to show the power of women and female-identified workers in society…. Representatives from local nonprofits Women & Girls Foundation and […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Anti-hunger advocates concerned about food stamp cuts

“With an incoming Republican Presidential administration and a Republican-controlled Congress, some advocates for the poor say they are concerned about cuts to the food stamp program. ‘We are in fact, very worried,’ said Ken Regal, executive director of South Side-based Just Harvest, an anti-hunger advocacy organization….”

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Department of Human Services prepares to launch mobile app

“…. It saves you from getting on the bus, taking your documents down to the office, putting them in the slot, getting a receipt, having the clerk pull them out of the slot, you know, scanning them, attaching them to the correct record. It gets rid of all that,” said Ken Munz, operations coordinator at […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Letter to the Editor: Rising housing costs are a factor in hunger

“Though presidential debate moderators failed to ask a single question about it, a top issue on most voters’ minds this election season is affordable housing (according to an Ipsos Public Affairs July poll). With wages mostly stagnant while housing costs rapidly rise, millions of Americans (and 23,000 households in Pittsburgh) are paying more than half […]

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