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Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

(A truck from the Food Bank of South Jersey.  File photo)

Area Families, Food Banks Dealing With Cuts In Federal Hunger Benefits

The 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.

11/01/2013

Anne Ayella, assistant director of Nutritional Development Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds up chicken nuggets, included in one free meal. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City, Community Groups Fill School Meals Gap During Summer

The program is available for any child or teen in Philadelphia up to age 18.

06/28/2013

(Singles got together at Philabundance's Hunger Relief Center to pack boxes of food for needy seniors. credit: Tim Jimenez)

Summer Food Service To Help Feed Children

Mayor 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.

06/23/2012

(Chef-owner Greg Vernick.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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.

05/04/2012

(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

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.

04/14/2012

(File photo provided by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger)

Hunger Walk Approaches, Need For Food Pantries Grows

Organizers of the annual Walk and Run Against Hunger say the need for food pantries is growing.

03/29/2011

file photo (credit: Getty Images)

Coalition Says Food Drives Aren’t Solving Hunger Problems

A 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.

11/16/2010

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