food-insecurity

COMMENTARY

Pa. College students should only be hungry for knowledge — not their next meal | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2020

By Malcolm Kenyatta Many people rightly look at college as a place for career education and self-discovery. The cost of this experience regularly comes with a significant amount of student debt. And for nearly one-third of students seeking their degrees, a harsh price is being paid before they even make it to that point — […]

COMMENTARY

Food stamps literally keep families alive in Philly. Help us stop the Trump benefit cuts | Opinion

BY: - November 8, 2019

By Dawn Holden Woods For the fourth time in the past three years, millions of vulnerable children and families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are being put at risk to face extreme food insecurity. This time, consideration is being given to making a technical change to […]

Seniors, people with disabilities would be ‘disproportionately’ hurt by Trump’s food stamp change, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 23, 2019

A change in food stamp eligibility proposed by the Trump administration would “disproportionately” hurt seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, two top Wolf administration officials said Monday. More than 200,000 people would be affected by the change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to a letter from Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and […]

COMMENTARY

Trump’s food stamps cuts will aggravate inequality: Is this the America we want? | Opinion

BY: - September 17, 2019

The best way to cut reliance on food stamps is not to start dismantling the program but to require employers to pay a living wage.

‘We’ve got to keep [food stamps] whole’: Wolf administration begins Hunger Action Month

BY: - September 4, 2019

More than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians experience hunger. Roughly two out of seven of those people are children.

COMMENTARY

Pa’s community college students have enough on their plates. They shouldn’t have to worry about going hungry | Opinion

BY: - April 30, 2019

Food insecurity is a growing concern since it can impact students’ academic performance and completion.