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Pittsburgh City Paper

Lawrenceville and Bloomfield markets lead the way, open with pandemic protocols

“On Sat., May 9, the Bloomfield Saturday Market will open for the season, but things will look drastically different. Rather than the typical lot packed with mingling, chatting shoppers and farmers, consumers (in limited numbers) will be directed on a one-way path through vendors spaced six-feet apart, following strict social distancing guidelines….”

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Carnegie Mellon University

Sawyer Series: “Bread and Water,” Food Insecurity and Sickness

“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted Carnegie Mellon University $225,000 for a 2019-2020 Sawyer Seminar on “Bread and Water: Access, Belonging and Environmental Justice in the City.” The seminar brought international scholars together with Pittsburgh-area experts to uncover the barriers and limits to urban food and water systems in comparative perspective….”

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WNEP-16-ABC

Need for food assistance may surge in PA

“During this crisis, some say more needs to be done to help the hungry In Pennsylvania as the number of people who need food stamps is expected to surge. Right now, about 1.7 million Pennsylvanians use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but that number is rising…”

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Pennsylvania Capital-Star

We have to ensure Pa.’s most vulnerable have access to food during COVID-19 | Opinion

“…HR 843 is a great start, and organizations like Just Harvest and the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council have taken it a step further by drafting a letter to Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Teresa D. Miller requesting that Pennsylvania apply to participate in the SNAP pilot program and to open the online purchasing pilot […]

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