“A forum designed to address immigrant rights in Pittsburgh carried a simple message: Treat immigration rights as a human rights issue. The gathering on Monday night at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Downtown, drew about 40 people. Organizers said they believe educating city and county officials on issues that affect immigrants is key […]
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“…Ann Sanders, public policy advocate of the hunger advocacy group Just Harvest told The Confluence’s Megan Harris that the cut would result in 9 percent of recipients—about three million people—losing benefits. She says that the cuts could leave some families scrambling to supplement their food budget, and could also reduce the number of children eligible to get free […]
Lynn Hayes-Freeland interviews Just Harvest’s executive director, Ken Regal, about the new Trump administration proposal to change SNAP eligibility rules.
“A lawsuit is challenging the state Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf’s termination of a cash assistance program for the poorest Pennsylvanians. General Assistance, a program that provides a monthly benefit of about $205 to more than 11,000 people, is set to end next week….”
“Paris Burgess, all of 11, had a secret about her South Philadelphia block to impart. ‘Some people in this neighborhood don’t have enough to eat….’”
“By shifting its hours of operation to Tuesdays evenings (4 to 7 p.m.) at Arsenal Park, the Lawrenceville Farmers Market is aiming to shake things up in 2019….” See page 11.
“Pittsburgh is kicking off Farmers Market season Friday as Mayor Bill Peduto, the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Just Harvest and other community leaders highlight the Pittsburgh Regional Farmers Market Network….”
“Hey, city shoppers. It’s time to pull your grocery totes out of the pantry. Downtown’s Market Square Farmers Market opens for its 15th season on May 16….”
“…Back again this year, local non-profit Just Harvest has a Fresh Access program at 21 different farmers markets around the city, where they offer a token exchange that allows shoppers to use credit, debit and food stamp cards at the farmers market. For those who have food stamps or SNAP assistance, Just Harvest offers an extra $2 to […]
“A U.S. Army Reserve non-commissioned officer and his teenage daughter have been preparing tax returns for local Soldiers, veterans and community members at no cost since January….”