Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Area Families, Food Banks Dealing With Cuts In Federal Hunger BenefitsThe federal "SNAP" program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is getting less money because a temporary increase in funding, part of the 2009 stimulus plan, is expiring.
City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During SummerThe program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.
Summer Food Service To Help Feed ChildrenMayor Nutter says that last year the program handed out about 2.8 million meals to about 90,000 young people, and estimates that about 40,000 more were eligible but un-served.
What's Cooking on 1060: Two New Restaurants, and an Anti-Hunger Fundraiser"Vernick" opens near 21st and Walnut, "Spiga" near 13th and Locust, and a center city hotel hosts "Taste of the Nation" to benefit anti-hunger programs in the Delaware Valley.
Hunger Walk In Philadelphia Raises Close to $250K For Food Pantries The 16th annual Walk-Run Against Hunger stepped off from the Art Museum Saturday morning.
Hunger Walk Approaches, Need For Food Pantries GrowsOrganizers of the annual Walk and Run Against Hunger say the need for food pantries is growing.
Coalition Says Food Drives Aren't Solving Hunger ProblemsA new federal report says more Americans than ever are struggling to eat, and a local food advocate says it's time to try another way to feed the hungry.