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.

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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Remembering why SNAP Matters

February 12, 2018

  Twice a month, Kiara Rivera walks out of her apartment around 11:50 a.m., crosses the street, and enters her local food pantry at Crispus Attucks Community Center in Lancaster, PA, where she volunteers unloading a delivery truck of food, and helps organize and stock the shelves. Volunteering is her way of giving back for […]

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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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