There was a time in the not so distant past when I needed to use welfare. Some might read this and instantly cringe at the idea.
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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.
The holiday season ends next week. Will the “holiday spirit” vanish with it? For the sake of those who’ll need our help no matter the month, I hope not. So let me share with you some of the words and work that inspire us throughout the year.
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. […]
Ever had trouble reaching your DPW caseworker? Join Just Harvest staff, SNAP/food stamp recipients, and other stakeholders for an informational and action-planning meeting on August 8 at our offices.
I’m going to ask you to do something a little weird. Ready? Ok, close your eyes and try to picture someone on food stamps. What does he or she look like? Where does he or she live? What does he or she do all day? Think about this image for a minute until you have […]
Just Harvest invites you to participate with us in two rallies in support of a fair state budget, scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19. The ‘Why Cut What Works?’ Rally Against State Budget Cuts, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this coming Wednesday, May 18th at Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh. This rally is […]
In a keynote address to 350 on Oct. 12 at Just Harvest’s 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker cast union support for Just Harvest’s continuing fight against hunger in our region. Holt Baker thanked Just Harvest for coordinating “programs that help people to deal with the practical demands of […]
Support Pittsburgh’s Hunger Fund Protect Pittsburgh’s Safety Net Come to City Council’s Public Hearing! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 10 am – Four citywide anti-hunger groups, along with their clients and supporters, will speak at the City Council Public Hearing on Monday, Nov. 30th from 10am-12pm. These groups will ask City Council for funding from the Community Development […]