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.
On October 30, the head of PA’s DPW, Beverly Mackareth, came to Pittsburgh to meet with Just Harvest food stamp clients. She listened to their concerns about DPW customer service, learned about the details of our Barriers to Benefits report and heard our list of client demands.
You can be a part of this campaign to make sure there is a real safety net for Allegheny County residents when they fall on hard times.