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Change afoot for East Liberty Farmers’ Market

“…East Liberty Development, Inc. is partnering with Just Harvest, a local economic justice nonprofit, to enhance the market’s publicity. As large-scale redevelopment continues in East Liberty, the two organizations are working to pinpoint the best long-term location….”

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. delegation, officials respond to Trump’s proposed budget cuts

“….Imposing a work requirement represents a belief that people on food stamps are lazy, said Ken Regal, executive director of anti-hunger nonprofit Just Harvest. “If that’s the policy of the federal government, then we have done a moral disservice to our fellow Americans,” Mr. Regal said. “We already have a process in place that says […]

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NEXT Pittsburgh

Critical Needs Alert, which replaces Day of Giving, set for May 23

Food stamps aren’t actually stamps anymore. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits come on an electronic debit card. And while that’s much more convenient, there’s one problem—they can’t be used at farmers markets, usually the best source for fresh produce, because most farmers can’t scan them. “Right now, 155,000 people in Allegheny County receive food stamps, […]

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NewPeople: Pittsburgh's Peace & Justice Newspaper

Bad Budgets = Bad Results

“This is a set of articles in which leaders of local service organizations describe the possible impacts of proposed federal budget cuts on the services they provide and the issues that concern them.”

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates devour food issues at debate

“The Democratic candidates for Pittsburgh mayor sat down at a table Tuesday night and dug into food policy during a debate sponsored by local food-justice organizations. Although the candidates in the May 16 primary election — Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilwoman Darlene Harris and the Rev. John Welch — were grilled on a number of topics […]

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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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90.5 WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station

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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