March 27th Update: Garfield community members and food justice activists got organized, took action, and won!
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Battling hunger in our communities requires a number of strategies and multiple tools. Grow Pittsburgh is one of the most innovative and successful local organizations to tackle the issue of food access, basing their efforts on the old proverb: “….teach a man to fish….”
One of the most basic causes of hunger is the lack of access to food. The problem of food access springs from the double whammy of financial hardship and physical barriers to getting healthy food.
Here are the take-aways from the federal, state, and local policy issues we’re working on this month: the winners and losers in this month’s passing of the U.S. Farm Bill, what Gov. Corbett’s budget means for struggling Pennsylvanians, and Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh United’s plan for a better Pittsburgh.
My Food Stamp Challenge prep continues. Sunday comes and I begin to prepare for my second journey. This time no sunglasses, I don’t want any collateral damage. Once again I was blessed with fine weather. I did the walk, the Incline, and one bus that let me off 3 blocks from the two stores. I […]
After getting my groceries I’m standing there waiting for this bus. My back, my knee, my hip are all hurting. I live with chronic pain since the motorcycle accident and take great care not to end up back in the hospital. One wrong move with this sack of goods – my food for the week […]