Domestic Hunger Grants Open May 1

April 30th, 2024|

Domestic Hunger Grants Open May 1! ELCA World Hunger is excited to share that the application process for Domestic Hunger Grants will open May 1, 2024. For those who are familiar with the Domestic Hunger Grants, this year’s process will be the same as last year’s but with additional

PA Launches Statewide Food Policy Council

May 28th, 2023|

Pennsylvania's first statewide Food Policy Council launched May 25 with its inaugural meeting at the state Department of Agriculture. Advocates, including LAMPa, have been working for years toward the creation of such a council to foster coordination, collaboration and a holistic vision to the commonwealth's food system. "I am thrilled

Lutheran Day 2023 Garners Record Turnout for Study and Practice of Civic Life and Faith

May 1st, 2023|

Lutherans turned out in record numbers for LAMPa's annual day of advocacy, gathering in person after four years to wrestle with what it means for us to be disciples in this democracy in this time and to speak as church together for neighbors struggling with hunger or lack of a

PA Dept. of Ag. Announces $1.6 M for Emergency Food Assistance Grants

April 10th, 2023|

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited qualified food banks, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens that offer emergency food assistance to apply for $1.6 million in The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grants. The grants aim to expand access to emergency food assistance in isolated or underserved rural or

Food Programs Expand Eligibility — Some May Need to Reapply

September 24th, 2022|

LAMPa applauds recent actions taken by the Wolf Administration to expand eligibility for hunger-fighting programs in Pennsylvania and advises feeding ministries and advocates to encourage people who may once have been ineligible to re-apply for programs now. In late September, Gov. Tom Wolf marked Hunger Action Month by announcing updates

Housing, Education and Creation Care Get Boost in State Budget

July 13th, 2022|

The 2022-23 Pennsylvania budget includes significant gains for education, housing and creation care, but only  a modest increase for anti-hunger programs. A $1.8 billion increase in education funding makes strides toward decreasing the funding gap in what has been one of the least equitable school funding systems in the country.

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