• Action Against Hunger

    We address hunger in Allegheny County at its root – economic injustice – through a focus on public policy, food access, and community power.

    • Our monthly newsletter will provide you with the latest info, events, and opportunities to help you reduce hunger in your community.
  • Unemployment and the Stimulus Plan

    A recent article on National Public Radio (NPR) notes that the unemployment rate has reached 8.5%, the highest it has been since 1983. In the month of January, 741,000 people lost their jobs, the largest number of layoffs in a single month since October of 1949. With numbers like these, it can cause a bit […]

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    Over $2.5 million with two weeks to go!

    With only two weeks left in our “Give Paychecks a Boost” campaign, Just Harvest tax preparers have completed over 1200 Federal tax returns free of charge, with clients receiving over $2.5 million dollars in refunds! The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is responsible for over half of the refund amount, “making work pay” for hundreds […]

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    State service providers down to bare bones

    Who is going to deliver all the important services, when there are no more workers left? We’re glad Gov. Rendell has additional funds to help vulnerable Pennsylvanians who are losing their jobs, but he MUST provide enough staff to deliver these critical services. The number of people receiving food stamp benefits is the highest in […]

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