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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coalition seeks fairer Port Authority fares at Wilkinsburg rally

“With a Martin Luther King Jr. mural in the background, the #FairFares Coalition kicked off its drive to change Port Authority’s fare structure with a rally in Wilkinsburg on Tuesday morning. The coalition — which includes Pittsburghers for Public Transit, the Thomas Merton Society, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest and the Alliance for Police Accountability […]

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Fanfare: Bowl making event for Empty Bowls Dinner

“The Empty Bowls fundraising event has become a staple project of Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The goal of the two organizations is to work toward eliminating hunger and poverty. Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley held a studio session to create bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner, which will […]

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Pittsburgh City Paper

Winter Guide: Food and Drink

“Empty Bowls returns to Rodef Shalom Congregation to celebrate 25 years of bringing people together to raise awareness about hunger in the region. Enjoy soups made by Pittsburgh restaurants and choose a piece of original pottery to take home….”

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Fare capping, bulk discounts among new possible changes for Port Authority

“The Port Authority is looking for vital feedback from its riders, as well as providing updates on what is new and being considered. Of the notable considerations are fare capping, the elimination of transfers and a bulk discount pass.” Just Harvest’s grassroots organizer Helen Gerhardt explains the impact of transit affordability on food access.

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