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Is the DPW the new DMV?

Is the DPW the new DMV?

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. […]

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House votes down farm bill!

Our voices were heard! Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted down a version of the Farm Bill that would have cut food stamps by $20 billion over the next ten years. The bill also would have included a whole set of new barriers to food stamp access, from work requirements on many recipients to blanket drug […]

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ACTION ALERT: Stand Up for Poor Pennsylvanians – Tell Gov. Corbett to Drop the Food Stamp Asset Test!

  UPDATE: Although the asset limits have been raised, it does not change the immediate and negative impact that this policy’s implementation will have upon needy Pennsylvanians and taxpayers in a cash-strapped state!  Please read on for updated info, and sign the petition to stop the asset test at Change.org! Just Harvest and anti-hunger advocates […]

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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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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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