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COMMENTARY

Too many Americans are going hungry during the pandemic. Congress needs to act on a relief bill | Aryanna Hunter

BY: - October 13, 2020

The long-term impacts of this pandemic have yet to be seen and the least we can do is reduce the anxiety American families are feeling as the holidays approach.

Estimula el Voto ofrecerá distribución de alimentos e inscripción de votantes Martes en Pittsburgh

BY: - September 28, 2020

Durante este evento comunitario, los voluntarios le proveerán alimentos a 3,000 personas y les ayudarán a prepararse para ejercer su derecho al voto en noviembre. 

In Philly, food insecurity expected to worsen as coronavirus pandemic drags on

BY: - July 24, 2020

Kim Parker stood in line outside the Gideon Edward School under the hot summer sun waiting for boxes of free food on Thursday.

‘Feed The Hood’ providing free meals to honor Antwon Rose on 2nd anniversary of his death

BY: - June 17, 2020

Feed the Hood has 500 meals earmarked for Hawkins Village. After Friday’s event there are plans to keep it as a distribution site.

Pa. rolls out new pandemic food assistance program

BY: - May 28, 2020

The program is one of two new efforts intended to assist residents who are struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

412 Food Rescue pivots to keep serving Pittsburghers in need

BY: - May 7, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue didn’t do home food deliveries.  An army of volunteers and a team of operations workers would coordinate pickups of surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores and other large organizations with leftover food to bring them to food pantries and organizations that serve people in need.  “We have […]

In Pittsburgh, volunteers come together to help feed region’s Black residents

BY: - April 29, 2020

“Food insecurity is not a COVID-19 issue. It’s an issue that already exists, it’s just exacerbated,” one Pittsburgh volunteer said of the challenge she faces

Limited workplace protections, packaging woes could stress food supplies, lawmakers worry 

BY: - April 22, 2020

More face masks and flexible food packaging are needed to keep Pennsylvania’s grocery stores in stock, legislative leaders warned Wednesday.

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

BY: - April 9, 2020

One in seven Pennsylvanians, or 1.75 million people benefit from SNAP. That's about 14 percent of the state's total population.

‘Be Patient,’ central Pa. food suppliers, retailers tell consumers frustrated by empty shelves

BY: - April 8, 2020

Karns and other central Pennsylvania food suppliers urged patience as supply chains stabilize after weeks of uncertainty, and precautions are taken to promote health and safety. 

COVID-19 in Philly: Rep. Fiedler leads effort to distribute food to seniors

BY: - April 2, 2020

In our stay-home era, local officials are delivering food to in-need seniors. State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia is among them.

Here’s how Pa. food banks are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak – and what you can do to help

BY: - March 13, 2020

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, March 13 after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania schools would close for two weeks.  State officials are asking Pennsylvanians to avoid crowded spaces and group gatherings for the next two weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, a novel disease that had been found […]