After hearing about our work to improve access to healthy foods in neighborhoods across the region, Raynette Griff knew she wanted to make a difference.
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Just Harvest has been working hard to improve DPW’s treatment of those in need. With you at our side, sharing ideas and speaking out, we’ve made a lot of progress. Read this recap on the campaign thus far and find out what’s happening next.
This afternoon, DPW Deputy Secretary Lourdes Padilla announced that it had reversed its decision to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO effective April 1. Rallies will continue as planned to ensure that DPW finds a new location within two miles of the old location that is accessible via public transportation and centrally located.
Here are this month’s highlights from the federal, state, and local policy issues we work on: expanding tax credits for low-income workers; the Food Security Partnership’s work to close the hunger gap; bringing caseworkers and clients together to improve DPW customer service.
The state’s Department of Public Welfare is planning to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO, which serves more people in need than any other office in the county. Join us at four rallies tomorrow at 11:30am to make sure the message to DPW is clear: put people first!
The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) plans to close the Greater Pittsburgh East County Assistance Office (CAO) and relocate its workers to McKeesport, PA, creating considerable hardship for the working families the CAO serves. SEIU Local 668, the union representing the majority of its employees, and Just Harvest, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger nonprofit to organize rallies […]
Too many struggling Pennsylvanians cannot get the help they’re eligible for from the state’s Department of Public Welfare. We are working to press state officials for critical improvements in DPW customer service to resolve these long-standing and systemic issues. Join us for a meeting on Wednesday to plan the next steps in this campaign.
Tell your legislators “Don’t pay for Child Nutrition with cuts to Food Stamps!” The House adjourned without acting on child nutrition reauthorization. It is likely they will take up CNR in the Lame Duck session after the elections. The time between now and November 15 is critical to ensuring passage of a good child nutrition […]
Just Harvest is pleased to be a featured guest on the Working Families Radio Network’s ‘The Union Edge’ radio program every third Friday of the month, starting November 19! ‘The Union Edge’ is hosted by Charles Showalter and can be heard live WPYT 660AM Pittsburgh Fridays at 2:00 p.m. You can also listen via WFRN’s Internet Radio stream.
For years, Just Harvest has been helping Allegheny County residents overcome the obstacles they encounter when applying for public benefits at the County Assistance Offices. Despite our continued efforts to raise these systematic problems as a public concern, very little has been done by the state’s Department of Public Welfare to address these chronic issues. […]