Aug. 5, 2014 1:01 pm
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 […]
Jul. 23, 2014 2:03 pm
[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 […]
Mar. 12, 2014 10:44 am
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 […]
Nov. 13, 2013 1:30 pm
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.