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A new SNAP form for Pennsylvania seniors got 50% more applications — but it’s not enough method

Dec. 6, 2017 11:50 am

A new SNAP form for Pennsylvania seniors got 50% more applications — but it’s not enough

It's now a lot easier for older adults and those receiving disability benefits to apply for food assistance. Why aren't more of them doing it?
Campaign for Working Families helps Philadelphia’s low-income residents get their taxes done for free results

Feb. 13, 2015 11:31 am

Campaign for Working Families helps Philadelphia’s low-income residents get their taxes done for free

Last year, CWF helped people file nearly 18,000 tax returns and helped people receive $8.8 million in EITC.
Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more purpose

Feb. 4, 2015 1:12 pm

Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more

2015 started off with big movements and innovative new programs – check out these highlights from January: [listly  id=”ZYy” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Weavers Way Launches New Food for All Program people

Jan. 28, 2015 11:29 am

Weavers Way Launches New Food for All Program

Food for All is a discount program for lower income members at Weavers Way Co-op.
Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition people

Dec. 16, 2014 12:29 pm

Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition

A conversation about public benefits between nonprofits, city officials and members of the community.
BenePhilly Centers, at Six Locations Across City, Help Philadelphians Access Key Benefits people

Aug. 5, 2014 1:01 pm

BenePhilly Centers, at Six Locations Across City, Help Philadelphians Access Key Benefits

To help low-income Philadelphians maximize their access to federal, state and local benefits, the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity (CEO) recently led the effort to open six BenePhilly Centers, housed at nonprofits across the city. The initiative is a component of the citywide plan to fight poverty, Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, which was rolled […]
A LOOK AT Food Cooperatives people

Jul. 23, 2014 2:03 pm

A LOOK AT Food Cooperatives

[metaslider id=29960] There are several kinds of cooperatives in Greater Philadelphia — housing co-ops, energy co-ops and credit unions, to name just a few — but food co-ops are perhaps the most well-known, in part due to the region’s growing local food and sustainability movements. The simple definition of a food co-op is a type […]
Gov. Corbett Offers Additional Subsidies to Make Up for Federal Cuts to “Heat and Eat” Program people

Mar. 12, 2014 10:44 am

Gov. Corbett Offers Additional Subsidies to Make Up for Federal Cuts to “Heat and Eat” Program

The Farm Bill, signed into law last month, cuts $8.6 billion from the SNAP program. Corbett and other state governors are working to reverse it, even if it means sustaining a program that is widely known to contain a loophole. The program, dubbed “Heat and Eat,” allows people who receive LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy […]
Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts funding

Nov. 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts

On the first of this month, the 47 million Americans enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, had their food assistance benefits slashed. Now families, nonprofits and the region must come up with a way to fill the void left by the cuts.
Local Food How To: Part Two method

Aug. 22, 2013 11:05 am

Local Food How To: Part Two

In part two, we look at farmers’ markets and cooperatives, two options with physical locations for those that enjoy the act of selecting their food and building relationships with their food providers.

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