When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans age 65 and over face a double whammy: a fixed income, and rising food costs.
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Former school food worker Stacy Koltiska, Hunger Free America’s Joel Berg, and our Ken Regal are calling on Congress to make free school meals available for all children.
Just Harvest is honored to be one of the 17 organizations participating in Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership’s nonpartisan Nonprofit Vote voter engagement program for the 2016 election.
Poverty in Pennsylvania and Allegheny County failed to significantly improve between 2013 and 2014, and is particularly affecting children and minorities. Looming cuts to federal funding for safety net and human needs programs could be disastrous.
Beginning in May, shoppers using food stamps at farmers markets will be getting more bang for their buck. For every $5 a shopper spends using their food stamps at fourteen participating area farmers markets, they’ll receive an additional $2 coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables.
Pennsylvania has the 6th most regressive tax code in the nation. Low- and middle-income workers pay more of their income in taxes than the highest-income Pennsylvanians.
The Farmers Market Coalition announced that Pittsburgh’s Just Harvest won first place in FMC’s first-ever nationwide farmers market poster contest with over 160 entries. Just Harvest’s poster for Fresh Access won Best EBT and/or Incentive program poster, a category sponsored by Wholesome Wave.
This afternoon, DPW Deputy Secretary Lourdes Padilla announced that it had reversed its decision to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO effective April 1. Rallies will continue as planned to ensure that DPW finds a new location within two miles of the old location that is accessible via public transportation and centrally located.
The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) plans to close the Greater Pittsburgh East County Assistance Office (CAO) and relocate its workers to McKeesport, PA, creating considerable hardship for the working families the CAO serves. SEIU Local 668, the union representing the majority of its employees, and Just Harvest, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger nonprofit to organize rallies […]
As the deadline to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act approaches, Just Harvest’s free income tax preparation program is offering its clients a chance to sign up for free or low-cost health care insurance.