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Governor Wolf Follows Through On Plan To Eliminate Asset Test To Qualify For Food Stamps

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he’s decided to end the asset test necessary to qualify for food stamps as of this coming Monday.

04/22/2015

(Adele La Tourette, of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, speaks with other anti-hunger workers at a meeting in St. Andrew's Church, in Camden.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

South Jersey Anti-Hunger Groups Meet To Battle Proposed US Anti-Food-Stamps Legislation

Hunger advocacy groups are fighting back against a Republican proposal in Washington to cut $125 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “SNAP.”

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Food Trust Having Positive Impact On Childhood Obesity

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, obesity among children in Philadelphia has declined due to efforts by The Food Trust.

03/24/2015

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Police: Chester County Priest Shared Child Porn On Instagram

A priest in Chester County is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography through a popular photo-sharing network.

10/24/2014

(Pollo Food Market, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With New Fee, Some Phila. Food Stores May Stop Accepting Food Assistance

For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. Not anymore.

10/14/2014

Some of the cupcakes from the Cupcake Smash. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Cupcake Smash Teams With Philabundance At The Piazza

The fourth annual Cupcake Smash benefiting Philabundance took place at the Piazza in Northern Liberties on Saturday, and hundreds of cupcakes were eaten to benefit a worthy cause.

04/26/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Limits Tuition Assistance To Children Of Clergy Abuse Victims

At the end of this school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it will no longer accept new applicants to its tuition assistance program for children of clergy sex-abuse victims.

03/11/2014

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Local Organization To Help Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The Table

A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.

02/22/2014

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2013 IN REVIEW: Millions Impacted By Cuts In Federal Food Stamp Program

November marked the first time in the 80-year history of the food stamp program that benefits were cut across the board to all 47-million recipients at once. The New Year may hold even more cuts.

12/29/2013

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Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Maintain Additional SNAP Benefits

The federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.

11/02/2013

(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

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Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.

10/28/2013

(Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Some Still Feel Left In The Dark After Archbishop Chaput’s Announcement

There was criticism from those gathered outside the building where Archbishop Chaput made the announcement regarding the priest administrative leave cases.

05/05/2012

(Charles Chaput tells KYW’s Mark Abrams his first order of business will be to rebuild the church’s reputation after a damaging abuse scandal.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Chaput To Announce Fate Of 27 Priests Allegedly Linked To Sex Abuse Scandal

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is set to appear at a news conference this afternoon to disclose the fate of some of the 27 priests suspended by his predecessor because of allegations of sexual abuse or other misconduct.

05/04/2012

(Cardinal Bevilacqua in 2002. Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)

Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”

02/01/2012

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