Food stamps help to lift millions of Americans – including children – out of poverty. Yet Congress is considering billions of dollars in cuts to this critical program. Take action today, tomorrow, and the rest of the month to stop them!
This week’s calendar of events are up! Check out the quick run-down on: Our new online offering, taking action in 2014, promoting good jobs with Bill Peduto, the number one anti-poverty program in the country, and pottery for a cause!
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…. How about a break from all the shopping madness with Giving Tuesday? This year marks the nation’s second annual Giving Tuesday: a day for us all to take stock – not of our gift lists or the store sales, but of ways to give back to our communities.
Tell your legislators “Don’t pay for Child Nutrition with cuts to Food Stamps!” The House adjourned without acting on child nutrition reauthorization. It is likely they will take up CNR in the Lame Duck session after the elections. The time between now and November 15 is critical to ensuring passage of a good child nutrition […]
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.
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 […]
Out-of-state predatory lenders are currently pushing the PA Senate to legalize “payday” lending, also known as “loan sharking.” Join Just Harvest’s efforts to stop them. Read more and take action! (more…)
With the 2012 election now in the books, the winners will need to hear from Just Harvest and our supporters about hunger and poverty issues affecting our neighbors. Sign up today for our Advocacy Alerts HERE to stay informed about upcoming critical issues facing poor people in our community. (more…)
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 […]