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Food insecurity number is unchanged from 2019 — likely thanks to increased gov help and charitable efforts purpose

Sep. 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Food insecurity number is unchanged from 2019 — likely thanks to increased gov help and charitable efforts

Food banks and food pantries responded nimbly and quickly to an unprecedented increase in demand and provided assistance to at least 60 million Americans in 2020, says guest columnist Craig Gundersen.
Safety net policies are helping reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line – but that’s not the whole story purpose

Aug. 24, 2021 2:58 pm

Safety net policies are helping reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line – but that’s not the whole story

A reason to not get too excited about a lower 2020 poverty rate is that the share of Americans experiencing food insecurity rose to an estimated 13.9% in 2020 from 10.9% in 2019, says guest columnist Elena Delavega.
Delaware County is having a moment. Nonprofits share $2.1M in funding to provide for crucial needs funding

Jun. 14, 2021 9:58 am

Delaware County is having a moment. Nonprofits share $2.1M in funding to provide for crucial needs

"Every day, nonprofits serving our county have been on the front lines offering critical services to Delaware County residents," said Frances Sheehan of the Foundation for Delaware County.
The post-pandemic model of food bank should put client choice at its center purpose

May 26, 2021 1:10 pm

The post-pandemic model of food bank should put client choice at its center

The pandemic has accelerated the emergence of a number of innovations in food banks and pantries and encouraged client-centered practices like trauma-informed services, mobile and delivery options, say guest columnists Caitlin Caspi and Marlene Schwartz.
Beyond the pivot: Which organizations have used COVID as an accelerant for transformation? purpose

Mar. 22, 2021 1:09 pm

Beyond the pivot: Which organizations have used COVID as an accelerant for transformation?

It is important to acknowledge that not all the changes the virus wrought have been bad ones. We ask Generocity's community to help us identify the nonprofits that have cultivated positive change.
4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people purpose

Jan. 6, 2021 8:00 am

4 signs that food pantries improve the diets of low-income people

Going to a food pantry more than once a month, rather than once a month or less, is linked with a higher-quality diet, says guest columnist Heather Eicher-Miller.
What’s good for nonprofits in the new stimulus bill? funding

Dec. 22, 2020 11:05 am

What’s good for nonprofits in the new stimulus bill?

Take a look at our infographics.
Using tech to meet food pantry needs in Philly’s Northeast purpose

Oct. 2, 2020 10:03 am

Using tech to meet food pantry needs in Philly’s Northeast

The online platform used at the Mitzvah Food Program's food pantry was built with tools to help encourage healthy eating and easy adherence to dietary or religious preferences, says Brian Gralnick.
COVID-19 has boosted food-related philanthropy, but for how long? purpose

Aug. 20, 2020 11:46 am

COVID-19 has boosted food-related philanthropy, but for how long?

Feeding America says demand on food banks since March has increased an average of 50% and it is estimating members will need $1.4 billion to keep pace with the exploding need. But some local food banks say donations have started to decline.
Resource list: Food in the time of COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 21, 2020 9:06 am

Resource list: Food in the time of COVID-19

Philadelphia has a number of well-established programs tasked with alleviating food insecurity that have stepped up their efforts to adapt to the additional needs precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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