“I never thought it would happen, and you wouldn’t think it to look at me, but I’m on food stamps. When I grocery shop I travel to a different neighborhood from where I live. It doesn’t help when I wear a fur coat…”
We at Just Harvest were very pleased with all the serious and sorely needed national news coverage of our October 30 public meeting with the head of the Department of Public Welfare. Unfortunately, this was soon followed by a CBS “news” piece on an anonymous DPW whistleblower perpetuating the worst kinds of myths about welfare.
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.
The following op-ed appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 8, 2013 The Corbett administration is denying and delaying benefits For anyone who has sat in the waiting room of a welfare office, or spent day after day trying to get an actual caseworker on the phone, it’s not a shock to hear that Pennsylvania now ranks […]
Why is it that we see such scarcity of food for some in our land of plenty? This was one of the main questions posed on Sunday Oct. 17, as Just Harvest co-director Ken Regal joined co-panelist Rev. John Creasy of Open Door Church and the Garfield Community Farm for a public discussion on local […]
When considering the complexity of the application process for food stamps, it is not surprising that there are numerous places along the road where the process can veer off course.