Category: Hunger

Housing, Education and Creation Care Get Boost in State Budget

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...

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LSS Hunger Ministry Lifts Needs of Seniors, Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

The Rev. Angela Hammer of St. Paul, Penryn, shared the experiences of her congregation’s feeding ministry in a state Capitol press conference in support of proposed increases to minimum nutrition...

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PA Raises Income Cap for Food Assistance Programs

More Pennsylvanians struggling to put nutritious food on the table will be eligible to receive food assistance thanks to a newly amended rule that raises the income cap for the...

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Climate Panel Report “Dire Warning” with Narrow Window for Action

Climate change is causing widespread and dangerous threats to nature and billions of people around the planet, but especially those least able to cope, according to a report released this...

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New Report Shows Impact of School Nutrition Waivers, Calls for Extension

Student participation in school breakfast and lunch dropped dramatically across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and child hunger would have spiked even more dramatically without waivers that allowed schools...

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Rogation Stories: Church & Community Gardens

In late April this year LAMPa joined with United Lutheran Seminary in the celebration of rogation. ULS’s spring convocation around the theme “The Theology of Gathering” helped Lutherans across Pennsylvania think about the ways in...

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Funding for Hunger, Education Equity Make Gains in State Budget

As the General Assembly passed an on-time budget before recessing in late June, LAMPa celebrated a 15 percent increase in the state’s major anti-hunger programs and an extra $300 million...

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Pennsylvania Leading the Nation in Student Homelessness Increase

A newly released report shows that homelessness among children and youth is increasing dramatically in Pennsylvania while rising unevenly in other states during the 2018-19 school year (SY). PEC reviewed...

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Housing Advocacy Still Needed, Even as CDC Eviction Moratorium Remains

UPDATE: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on June 2 that it would continue to stay a lower court ruling seeking to overturn the CDC...

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Extra SNAP Benefits are Arriving in April

Following the settlement in the Gilliam vs. USDA case, SNAP recipients will now start receiving additional aid in the form of “emergency allotments.” Read more about the settlement here. Anyone...

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