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Blog posts about special events, volunteer opportunities, and how to take action against hunger and poverty.

Network of Indian Professionals Teams Up with Just Harvest for “Jai Ho!”

The Pittsburgh chapter of Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) has designated Just Harvest as a featured nonprofit under its ‘Charity is Color Blind’ program until December, 2011.  The national professional networking organization will kick off the partnership with ‘Jai Ho’, a celebration of India’s Independence Day, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 9:00 p.m. at the […]

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Support Just Harvest – Fundraiser

 Just Harvest is pleased to announce that indie rock band My Morning Jacket is performing at Station Square Amphitheater in Pittsburgh on August 27th and has selected Just Harvest as their local charity beneficiary of $1.00 for every ticket sold.   Tickets are on sale now!  Click on the band’s name above to visit their website for more […]

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Take action to prevent new rounds of budget cuts!

HB 2435 closes tax loopholes in order to preservehealth and human services, education The unrelenting recession continued to take its toll on Pennsylvania’s state budget in April. The Commonwealth’s revenue shortfall reached $1.1 billion, and things could be worse by the time the fiscal year ends on June 30. Some senators are saying the state […]

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Take Action!

Last week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation that would improve young children’s access to nutritious meals in child care centers, family child care homes, and Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Many children are spending more hours in care as their parents need to work more and more hours to make ends meet. […]

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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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Just Vote

October 6th marks the deadline to submit voter registration forms, and Just Harvest’s Just Vote Campaign registered over 300 new voters over the past few months. On Friday, September 26th, Just Harvest joined the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and other organizations at the Allegheny County Jail to register inmates eligible […]

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Food Stamp Numbers on the Rise…

New data from the PA Department of Public Welfare shows as of August 2008, 1,214,802 people receive food stamps in PA. This is the highest total in 13 years, and is the 13th consecutive monthly increase. In Allegheny County, we’ve reached the highest total since the mid-1990’s, and there are 116,972 people who currently receive […]

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