Today is the last day of classes for Pittsburgh Public Schools. For too many of these children and others throughout Allegheny County, summer break just means less food.
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Here are this month’s highlights from the federal, state, and local policy issues we work on: expanding tax credits for low-income workers; the Food Security Partnership’s work to close the hunger gap; bringing caseworkers and clients together to improve DPW customer service.
In Allegheny County there are hundreds of thousands of adults and children who are eligible for food assistance but not receiving it. The Food Security Partnership and its member organization Just Harvest are working hard to improve access to these benefits.
Are you looking for a Summer Food site in your area? All you need to do is call the United Way’s Southwest Pa. 2-1-1 (just dial 2-1-1 from any phone) and the help line will be happy to direct you to a site near you!
This is the first of a periodic series of staff profiles that will appear on Just Blogging! Just Harvest’s Child Nutrition Advocate Shauna Ponton has been with us for 11 years, during which she’s honed her commitment to empowering people to stand up to injustice. One way she does this is by educating low-income families […]
Our Summer Food site and County Farmers’ Markets Maps are now online! Click the “Read More” icon below to view the maps, and please contact Shauna Ponton with any questions. (more…)
The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504), sponsored by Chairman George Miller (D-CA) and Ranking Subcommittee Member Todd Platts (R-PA), provides critical support for low-income children by improving their access to the nutritious food they need – whether they are in school, in out-of-school time programs, or in child care. And it takes […]
How is it that food stamp numbers continue to rise, yet only one in six low-income children participates in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to receive free meals throughout the summer? According to a recent FRAC report, it is harder to reach our children in the summer months, and Congressional measures over the years […]