In the News

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.

Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income

December 6, 2018

Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income A new U.S. Census report shows more workers are seeking food stamps despite an increase in median wages across the nation, Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley. (Carol J. Gilmore/Special to The Morning Call) Steve Esack and Eugene TauberContact ReportersCall Harrisburg Bureau Pennsylvania has experienced a steady uptick […]

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Lawmakers Look to Cut Food Waste, Feed the Needy

November 26, 2018

By Philip Brasher and Spencer Chase Provisions expected to be in a new farm bill are designed to reduce the nation’s food waste by encouraging more growers as well as processors and retailers to donate ugly produce and surplus commodities that would otherwise be discarded. Among the provisions is one inserted in the House-passed farm bill to create […]

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November 2018 – Hunger News

November 26, 2018

Capitol All-Stars Softball Game  On Monday, September 24th, the 3rd Annual Capitol All-Stars Softball Game was held at FNB Field on Harrisburg’s City Island. Despite the rain, all participants had a great night and played like pros. The Yins team won against the Youse 10-8. We hope to have another great game in 2019! Setting the […]

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September 2018 – Hunger News

September 25, 2018

What is Hunger Action Month™?​ September is Hunger Action Month, a time when we ask everyone in Pennsylvania to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Hunger Action Month is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more Americans than ever […]

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The Positive Impact of SNAP: From Recipients to Farmers, and Everyone In Between

April 24, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a supplemental nutrition program that helps millions of Americans each year purchase the food they need to get back on their feet. It is a critical tool to working families, helping them bridge the gap between food needs and available resources. In Pennsylvania […]

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Sitting Down with USDA Sec. Perdue

February 13, 2018

HARRISBURG – Feeding Pennsylvania had a seat at the table during the Jan. 22 roundtable discussion at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, with United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The secretary was touring the midstate as part of a stop as the Trump administration unveiled proposals for the new Farm Bill. While boxes […]

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