• Action Against Hunger

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

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  • Pity leads to charity; dignity, to entitlement

    How hard have rising food prices and economic recession hit Pittsburgh? A recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article compares numbers of people served by one food pantry in South Hills in February 2007 — 276 — to February 2008 — 425, an increase of 64 percent. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distributes food to this and […]

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    Grassroots recipe #2: Fat Nic’s Vegan Friendly Beans

    From Nic Romano, a social worker friend and guitar hero fan from Baltimore: Fat Nic’s Vegan Friendly Beans & (rice, cornbread, whatever…) Here’s a good cheap recipe that always serves me well. It’s cheap, simple, and very adaptable to anyone’s tastes. Fresh herbs and veggies really make it good, but a little goes a long […]

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    food crisis and free markets

    Scary. Transnational corporate agribusiness has managed to create a global food crisis. Readers of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine will be unsurprised at how Cargill, Monsanto, etc. are profiting from the crisis (not unlike how oil companies are reaping windfall profits) — thus offering little financial incentive to stave of the “social uprisings” that rightly make […]

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