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Food Stamp Program Update

Starting October 1, 2008, the Food Stamp Program is getting better–especially for working families! Improvements include an increase in income guidelines, child care cost deductions, and no limit on resources. NEW INCOME GUIDELINES (as of October 1, 2008)_Household Size_______ Monthly income limit (gross)_ ______1________________________$1,127__________________2_______________________ $1,517 __________________3_______________________ $1,907 ____________ ______4_______________________ $2,297__________________5_______________________ $2,687____________ By eliminating the limit […]

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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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Just Harvest’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Come celebrate our 20th Anniversary Harvest Celebration Dinner with us on Tuesday evening, October 28th, 2008 at the Omni William Penn, Downtown Pittsburgh. This year, we proudly honor Senator Jim Ferlo with our 6th Seeds of Justice Award for his long time activism and advocacy for the poor and working people. Our Guest Speaker, Robert […]

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Upcoming Events

So many interesting things happening in the next few weeks….Saturday evening, Sept. 13, 2008 – Club Cafe, SouthsideCD Release Party – The Point of Pittsburgh – Happy Birthday to Pittsburgh and all Those who built it -1758- 2008– featuring Mike Stout and the Human Union, the Newlanders, and Charles McCollester, author and historian who will […]

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Funding for The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

At the beginning of the month, Secretary Ed Schafer announced that there will be $49 million will be given to elementary schools for fresh fruits and vegetables. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program will reach schools in all 50 states and also in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Schafer […]

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Grassroots recipe #6: One chicken, three meals

What could be more economical than using one chicken for three meals? Just Harvest AA Heather Seiders contributed this trio of recipes. Most of the ingredients are used in two or more of these recipes, making it the perfect week meal plan for a budget. Chicken prices go up and down regularly, so be sure […]

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Crossing the Poverty Line

Crossing the Poverty Line: A Poverty Simulation was a huge success with over 75 attendees, including volunteers, staff from The Department of Public Welfare, other social service organizations, local and state elected officials. Many thanks to Rick Claypool, our AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and countless others who made this event possible. In Pittsburgh alone, there are more […]

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