Will the real poverty rate please stand up? The standard figure – 15% – is now being recognized as only a snapshot of a moment in time and not a fully accurate measure of poverty in America.
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Join us, the other organizations of Pittsburgh UNITED, and Mayor Peduto and members of City Council at this celebration on January 9. This celebration will kick off a new progressive movement for a vibrant economy and strong communities for all in Pittsburgh.
If we want to honor the Great March on Washington that took place fifty years ago today, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to nostalgia and reciting speeches. We should work to fulfill the concrete economic justice demands of the marchers. The news media and the public, across the political spectrum, have given tremendous attention in recent days […]
Chatham University Hosts Janet Poppendieck speaking on “Securing the Right to Healthy, Sustainable, Food for All.” Janet Poppendieck, author of Sweet Charity and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America, visits Chatham University at 7 PM on Monday, Nov. 19 to discuss hunger policy and the right to food. The event is free and open to the […]
Just Harvest’s voter’s guide presents non-partisan information about the upcoming General Election including the candidates’positions on several issues related to hunger and poverty, to help you make your choices on Election Day, November 6th. As part of ourcommitment to empowering low-income families, we encourage all clients touse their political voice, starting with casting their ballots inelections. This voter’s guide is […]
Just Harvest is pleased and honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author and writer of “The Working Poor: Invisible in America” David K. Shipler will be the keynote speaker at our 24th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner on October 30, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Click here to buy your tickets […]
Tune in to WQED this week to check out a series focused on hunger called Hunger: A Hidden Crisis. Just Harvest’s own Public Policy Advocate Rochelle Jackson will be featured as a panelist on a segment called Our Hidden Crisis: A Summit of Hunger and Food Insecurity this Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on WQED-TV […]
Gaining a greater understanding of how poverty affects real people is key to working toward its solution. That’s why Just Harvest and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work’s Economic and Social Work Class are jointly presenting “A Week in the Life” – a poverty simulation exercise from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April […]
Time and again, we hear from the Corbett administration that they are working to preserve the “integrity” of our state public safety net to ensure that the “truly needy” are cared for. But once again, Governor Tom Corbett proves that he is unconcerned with the plight of thousands of the “truly needy,” poorest of the […]
We’d like to thank our donors who gave to Just Harvest Education Fund on October 4 for the Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving! In all, we raised over $3000 from 34 donors whose donations were partially matched by the Pittsburgh Foundation! We are honored with your support!