Jan. 12, 2022 7:00 am
How Episcopal Community Services helps families access nutritious food and healthful habits
In Carroll Park, one of Philadelphia's oldest social services organizations has transformed a homeless shelter into a community center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 22, 2020 11:05 am
What’s good for nonprofits in the new stimulus bill?
Take a look at our infographics.
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.
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.