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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.

Cuts to SNAP (food stamps) would hurt us all — from food banks to grocers

October 3, 2017

Pennsylvania is a worldwide leader in agriculture and food production, boasting more than 57,000 farms and $7.4 billion in agricultural products sold, and yet one in seven Pennsylvanians are food insecure. The work of feeding Pennsylvanians in need is a public-private partnership. Agricultural producers, grocers and businesses, food banks and other charitable organizations, governments, volunteers, […]

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PASS Program partners with Land O’Lakes, Inc., Feeding PA Food Banks, Penn Cheese and others to turn surplus milk into food for families struggling with hunger

June 22, 2017

The government-funded program connects Pennsylvania’s growers and processors with food banks HARRISBURG (June 22, 2017) – Land O’Lakes, Inc. recently donated four truckloads of surplus milk to Penn Cheese in Winfield, Union County, which was processed into over 28,000 pounds of cheddar cheese. The processing cost was paid for using the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System, […]

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Too Many Low-Income Children Missing Out on Summer Meals, Face Greater Risk of Hunger, Report Finds

June 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 — After four years of significant growth, national participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased last summer, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report (pdf), released today. During July 2016, the programs served 3 million children across the country […]

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State leaders kick off Dairy Month

June 6, 2017

Dairy industry is the largest component of Pennsylvania’s ag industry HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvanians enjoyed free legen-DAIRY Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Farm Show milkshakes today while donating to a great cause, Feeding Pennsylvania’s “Fill a Glass with Hope® Campaign” to provide fresh milk to neighbors in need. During a special “Dairy Month Farm Show in June” […]

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First Lady Frances Wolf hosts discussion with legislators’ spouses, school breakfast leaders

May 24, 2017

  Spouses of the Pennsylvania legislators came together at the Governors’ Residence in Harrisburg today for a reception hosted by First Lady Frances Wolf. Mrs. Wolf welcomed her guests, noting that there is so much that the spouses can do to support each other as a community and to support communities across the commonwealth. The […]

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First Lady Frances Wolf Visits Columbia High School, Highlights Need to Increase Access to Breakfast for PA Students

May 15, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf today visited Columbia High School in Lancaster County to help kick off the school district’s “School Breakfast Week,” an effort to increase student participation in the district’s breakfast program. She visited with students and highlighted the importance of breakfast to ensure students have the start to the day […]

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