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Tax Assistance Season Wraps Up

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 […]

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Just Harvest Education Fund’s EBT at Farmers’ Markets Plan Awarded an Empowerment Grant from Motorola Mobility Foundation

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 […]

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Food Stamp Application #5,000: A Bittersweet Milestone

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 […]

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Just Harvest’s Shauna Ponton – Advocating for Child Nutrition Year-Round

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 […]

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Taking a Look Back at 2011…

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 […]

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