As Pa. sees record number of SNAP recipients, advocates call for a minimum wage increase

BY: - July 21, 2023

Pennsylvania recorded its highest-ever number of food-assistance recipients — nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians — in June, alarming already strained charitable food pantries and increasing concern among researchers and anti-hunger advocates. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services reported that in June 5,000 additional residents had enrolled in SNAP, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, bringing the […]

As enhanced SNAP benefits end, Pa.’s First Lady stresses support for food banks

BY: - February 22, 2023

'Having access to healthy food is essential to living a healthy, productive life,' First Lady Lori Shapiro said.