Our eight member food banks are constantly working to reduce hunger and food insecurity in Pennsylvania. Below, read the latest news about hunger relief efforts throughout the state.

Pennsylvania farmers travel to Harrisburg

April 6, 2017

Hundreds of farmers discuss priority issues with State General Assembly HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than 350 farmers from across the Commonwealth converged on Harrisburg to participate in Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Legislative Conference and meet with members of the General Assembly to discuss priority issues affecting farm families, including the need to restore funding in […]

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Pupils’ breakfasts worth funding

March 20, 2017

The following letter to the editor by Feeding Pennsylvania Executive Director Jane Clements-Smith was published on March 20, 2017 on the Philadelphia Inquirer online.   Making breakfast a part of the school day is the fastest, easiest way to dramatically improve the lives of millions of low-income children and ensure they get the education they […]

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Invest in school breakfast program

March 19, 2017

The following letter to the editor by Bill Simonson, School Breakfast Outreach Coordinator for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, was published on LancasterOnline on March 19, 2017.   Breakfast is an education issue. Any teacher will tell you food is a basic school supply, just like textbooks and pencils. When children struggle with hunger, it’s harder […]

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Gov. Wolf honors National School Breakfast Week

March 6, 2017

Harrisburg, Pa. – It’s not always easy for Pennsylvania children to eat breakfast before heading to school. Some are too busy. Others may come from homes without enough food. But more and more kids are starting their days with a nutritious breakfast at school. To recognize the positive impact of the state’s school breakfast program […]

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Pa. Governor Proposes $2 Million for School Breakfast

February 7, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 7, 2017) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to boost the state’s underutilized school breakfast program by investing $2 million as part of his 2017-18 budget proposal so that schools can reach more students and ensure they have access to the healthy meals they need to start their day right. “When children […]

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What do you think of when you picture a food pantry?

January 20, 2017

Thanks to the tireless work of Feeding Pennsylvania’s food banks and their agencies, the reality could be different than the typical idea of a food pantry. Feeding Pennsylvania Executive Director Jane and I had the pleasure of visiting the Northern Dauphin Food Pantry in November. We were welcomed by food pantry manager Suzy Blough, coordinator […]

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