Join Us At City Council – Pittsburgh’s Hunger Fund

  Support Pittsburgh’s Hunger Fund 

Protect Pittsburgh’s Safety Net 

 Come to City Council’s Public Hearing!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 10 am  Four citywide anti-hunger groups, along with their clients and supporters, will speak at the City Council Public Hearing on Monday, Nov. 30th from 10am-12pm.  These groups will ask City Council for funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a grant the city receives from the federal government.

Now, more than ever, as we watch skyrocketing unemployment across the country and the highest number of people (over 1/5 of whom are children) experiencing hunger, the city has a responsibility to address the basic needs of our citizens.  Join us and sign up to speak; share your story; get your voice heard.

Joining Just Harvest, the other organizations asking for funding for increasing hunger are: Greater Pgh. Community Food Bank, Pgh. Community Services, Inc. and Hunger Services at the Urban League. Just Harvest uses these funds to reduce hunger by helping working people get tax credits, by recruiting new sites for Summer Food programs and by helping people with Welfare problems.

The public is invited to speak in support of these requests. Sign up to speak and share your personal experience.  Tell the City Council to: expand the Hunger Fund; support funding for anti-hunger organizations; prioritize safety net issues in the 2010 City Budget. Tens of thousands can’t afford to put food on the table.

To sign up to speak, call the City Clerk’s Office at (412) 255-2138. Call now to sign up, as spaces are filling up fast! Come to the City-County Building at 414 Grant St. on the 5th floor on Nov. 30th to protect Pittsburgh’s safety net.  Click here to view/print the event flier.  If you have any questions, call us at (412)431-8960.

 

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