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LAMPa News

  • March 28, 2014

    Keep School Breakfast Push Going with Grants and Training


    As the Pa. School Breakfast Challenge draws to a close, hunger advocates have ways to keep the momentum going. Next school year, Pa. schools will have a new option for offering all meals at no cost to students: community eligibility. Designed for schools with high concentrations of low-income students, community eligibility benefits students and the school nutrition department's bottom line. Learn more here.  You can also get help battling hunger in districts regardless of poverty rates. The Pinnacle Food Service Breakfast Building Grant Program provides grants up to $1,000 to schools to increase participation. Learn more here. Also,  School Grants for Healthy Kids: Action for Healthy Kids announced how to apply for grants for the 2014-2015 school year that includes money for breakfast improvements.   Tell ...

  • March 28, 2014

    Raise the Wage!


    LAMPa has begun work asking for an increase for Pennsylvania’s low-wage workers as an essential component of addressing the complex issue of poverty in our state. The Commonwealth’s minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour for five years and, according to ...

  • March 24, 2014

    Register Now for Lutheran Day at the Capitol


    You are invited to Lutheran Day at the Capitol and LAMPa’s 35th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, May 6. Join Lutherans from around the state to focus on our baptismal call to ministry in the public square and the unique voice ...

  • February 5, 2014

    Farm Bill Cuts, Adds and Changes Programs


    This past week representatives from the House and Senate agriculture committees finally came to an agreement on a new farm bill. See how your Representative voted on final passage of the bill here; see how your Senators voted here. While ...

  • January 30, 2014

    Immigration Is A Pennsylvania Issue – Get Involved in the LAMPa PA Immigration Leadership Circle


    Immigration law is a federal matter.   LAMPa is focused on Pennsylvania matters.   The intersection of the two is the focus for the LAMPa PA Immigration Leadership Circle. The goal of the Circle is to provide an opportunity for Lutherans in ...