• 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.
  • Food Stamp Program Update

    Starting October 1, 2008, the Food Stamp Program is getting better–especially for working families! Improvements include an increase in income guidelines, child care cost deductions, and no limit on resources. NEW INCOME GUIDELINES (as of October 1, 2008)_Household Size_______ Monthly income limit (gross)_ ______1________________________$1,127__________________2_______________________ $1,517 __________________3_______________________ $1,907 ____________ ______4_______________________ $2,297__________________5_______________________ $2,687____________ By eliminating the limit […]

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    Food Stamp Numbers on the Rise…

    New data from the PA Department of Public Welfare shows as of August 2008, 1,214,802 people receive food stamps in PA. This is the highest total in 13 years, and is the 13th consecutive monthly increase. In Allegheny County, we’ve reached the highest total since the mid-1990’s, and there are 116,972 people who currently receive […]

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