Stories tagged: "food insecurity"


School staff pack grab-and-go meals for distribution to students and families at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Feeding Pennsylvania Students: Why Many Are Urging Congress to Extend the Free Lunch Program

Right now, almost all students in the commonwealth are eligible for a free meal, but that ends with the school year and has not been extended. Many think it should.

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Biden Takes Aim at America’s Growing Hunger Crisis With Executive Orders

Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

Volunteers load boxes of food into a car during a Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank drive-up food distribution in Duquesne, Allegheny County, on Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
State’s Food Banks Struggle With Increased Need and Necessary Change During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented need—for more than just food—in food banks across Pennsylvania.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring.

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USDA Is Denying Food Assistance to PA Families Who Need It Most, Lawsuit Says

“It was very hard to get by even before the pandemic hit, but it is even harder now."