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Targeted tax credits do more to lift working families out of poverty than any other program in the country. On January 20, our South Side site for free tax help – one of four we’ll operate this season – will open. We’ve got set-up down to a science but we need your help!
Tax season 2013 wrapped up April 15 – and what a busy one it was this year! Many thanks to our volunteers who donated over 4,300 hours to make this year such a success! As a lead organization in the United Way of Allegheny County’s Money in Your Pocket Coalition, Just Harvest operated four volunteer […]
We are pleased to announce that Just Harvest Education Fund has received a $10,500 Empowerment Grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation. These grants are awarded to non-profit organizations like ours that are looking to “leverage mobile technology and applications to help build stronger communities.” This additional funding will allow us to help get our EBT at […]
This past November, Just Harvest observed a bittersweet milestone. We completed our 5,000th food stamp application since our contract with the Department of Public Welfare began in 2007, illustrating the continuing need as more and more county residents turn to public assistance in the throes of the stagnating economy.Just Harvest’s contract with the Department of […]
This is the first of a periodic series of staff profiles that will appear on Just Blogging! Just Harvest’s Child Nutrition Advocate Shauna Ponton has been with us for 11 years, during which she’s honed her commitment to empowering people to stand up to injustice. One way she does this is by educating low-income families […]
Public engagement and lots of action kept us busy over the summer of 2011 here at Just Harvest! Our June annual meeting at United Steelworkers World Headquarters Downtown featured state-of-the-organization addresses by Board President Barbara Finch and Co-Director Tara Marks. About 40 attended to enjoy the Pittsburgh premiere screening of Shira and Yoav Potash’s acclaimed […]
At its regular meeting Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Council passed a proclamation sponsored by District 3 Councilman Bruce Kraus declaring this Friday “Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.
When considering the complexity of the application process for food stamps, it is not surprising that there are numerous places along the road where the process can veer off course.