Over $2.5 million with two weeks to go!

With only two weeks left in our “Give Paychecks a Boost” campaign, Just Harvest tax preparers have completed over 1200 Federal tax returns free of charge, with clients receiving over $2.5 million dollars in refunds! The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is responsible for over half of the refund amount, “making work pay” for hundreds […]

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State service providers down to bare bones

Who is going to deliver all the important services, when there are no more workers left? We’re glad Gov. Rendell has additional funds to help vulnerable Pennsylvanians who are losing their jobs, but he MUST provide enough staff to deliver these critical services. The number of people receiving food stamp benefits is the highest in […]

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Taxes and Obama’s stimulus plan

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is President Obama’s extensive vision for how the government will invest in America’s future. From health care to green technology to state budgets, the legislation represents a broad effort to return the country to a position of economic stability and prosperity. Included in these efforts are […]

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Greater Pitt

Local evening food distribution

Starting this Thursday evening, March 26th, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB) is hosting an evening food distribution at it’s warehouse on One North Linden Street in Duquesne from 5:30-7:30pm targeting unemployed and underemployed families. There is no need to pre-register, but bring containers or bags to bring your groceries home with you. To […]

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Pitching food stamps as economic stimulus

According to a recent study by chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com, every dollar spent on food stamps puts $1.73 back into the economy. Poof. It seems like numbers show the answers. But then again, maybe only part of the answers. Although the relationship is logical, and pumping money into the Food Stamp program is absolutely […]

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Tax site opens January 20th

As tax season approaches, Just Harvest is once again opening our doors with our FREE tax preparation site on the Southside. To be eligible, a single person must earn less than $20,000, and families must earn less than $40,000. We will e-file your tax return so you can get your refund in as little as […]

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Upcoming Event: Retirement Luncheon for Joni Rabinowitz

Celebrate Joni’s 25 years at Just Harvest & meet our new co-director, Tara Marks . Thursday, January 14th  Noon – 2 p.m. Epiphany Church 1018 Centre Ave (across from Chatham Center) Wheelchair accessible  . We ask you to pay $20 per person to cover the cost of the luncheon All food is vegetarian and prepared by Springboard […]

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Join us at City Council

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 10 am–Four citywide anti-hunger organizations will be speaking at the City Council Public Hearing next Monday, Dec. 1 at 10am asking City Council to fund $434,800 for the Hunger Fund. Just Harvest initiated this budget item in the 80’s when we decided to ask Council to take some responsibility to counter hunger. […]

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Unique gifts for a great cause

On Saturday December 6th, Pittsburgh Cares is sponsoring their Nonprofit Marketplace at Chatham University. Each vendor at this one day “shopping mall” of handmade and unique gifts chooses a nonprofit beneficiary to receive a portion of their sales. A part of the proceeds from Dawn Glassworks will benefit Just Harvest. Dawn Wallhausen, our former Administrative […]

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