food insecurity

In remarks from PA Society gathering, Casey and McCormick disagree on ‘greedflation’

BY: - December 4, 2023

Casey has blamed the rise in prices on corporate greed, but McCormick pointed to policy from the Biden administration.

‘Not just an urban issue:’ Lawmakers hear from experts, advocates on child homelessness in Pa.

BY: - November 16, 2023

On Wednesday morning, the Committee and members of the House Education Committee held a joint hearing to discuss child and youth homelessness. 


Canceling school lunch debt would have meaningful impact for children’s health

BY: - October 19, 2023

Making sure children have access to healthy school lunches is key in the fight against childhood obesity, writes Dr. Leila Hilal.

Fetterman introduces legislation to cancel school lunch debt

BY: - September 25, 2023

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) has introduced legislation, along with Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that would cancel school lunch debt nationwide. The bill would apply to all “debt,” incurred under the National School Lunch Program, which operates at public and nonprofit private schools. “‘School lunch debt’ is a term so absurd […]

Food benefits for low income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

BY: - September 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — As Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown, the White House Monday warned that a program that helps millions of low income families afford healthy food could see substantial cuts. The White House released a state-by-state breakdown, estimating that nearly 7 million people who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, […]