The people going hungry in America aren’t lazy. They simply do not earn enough to feed their families. That is the reality I have to grapple with and what Just Harvest deals with on a daily basis.
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Poverty in Pennsylvania and Allegheny County failed to significantly improve between 2013 and 2014, and is particularly affecting children and minorities. Looming cuts to federal funding for safety net and human needs programs could be disastrous.
Congress has taken its first official steps to advance a GOP-sponsored budget, which, if passed, would be disastrous for low- and middle-income Pennsylvanians.
Last summer, Sue Kerr of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents shared with us her take on “bullies with buggies” – the phenomenon of “register rage” when people in grocery stores judge and condescend to someone paying with food stamps for what they have in their cart. Has anything changed since then?
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.
In Allegheny County there are hundreds of thousands of adults and children who are eligible for food assistance but not receiving it. The Food Security Partnership and its member organization Just Harvest are working hard to improve access to these benefits.
The following post was originally published by The Washington Post yesterday, Oct. 15, 2013. We reprint this Washington Post piece in advance of Sr. Simone Campell’s appearance as the keynote speaker next week at Just Harvest’s 25th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, October 22.. Many of us have been dismayed by media coverage of […]
You can make a difference in helping to improve the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). We invite you to join Just Harvest at a public meeting with WIC at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3. Now is the time to: Urge PA WIC to implement the new 1-Year Recertification option so […]
Thanks to everyone who signed the Petition to Save WIC and other Nutrition Programs. A final vote on H.R. 1473 (the continuing resolution which will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year to October) is expected imminently. While WIC will see a cut of $504 million below the fiscal year 2010 enacted […]
UPDATE: Round 1 in the WIC-cut scuffle is over, but the fight continues. The U.S. senate rejected the continuing resolution spending bill (H.R. 1) in a March 9 vote. However, we still need to let our Representatives and Senators know that cuts to WIC – as well as any and all other safety-net programs that […]