PA Ranks 41st in School Breakfast Participation

February 20th, 2018|

Although more Pennsylvania students participated in school breakfast programs in 2016-2017, the state's ranking in the percentage of eligible students participating dropped to 41st in the nation, according to the scorecard recently released by the Food Research and Action Council. This annual report analyzes participation in the school breakfast program among

Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA — One-Year Report

October 26th, 2017|

Gov. Tom Wolf's Food Security Partnership released a comprehensive plan for a hunger-free Pennsylvania last fall.  Since the plan's release, progress has been made toward the plan's goals, including improving access to nutritious food and employment training, connecting to health care, and reducing food waste. A new report from the Department of

General Assembly Passes Spending Plan

July 1st, 2017|

The 2017-2018 spending plan adopted by Pennsylvania lawmakers by the June 30 deadline includes some good news for Pennsylvania children, including increases in basic education, special education and early childhood funding, plus $2 million to incentivize improvements in school breakfast delivery, for which LAMPa advocated. The final bill avoided or

First Lady Highlights School Breakfast Initiative at Food Security Convening

June 21st, 2017|

"Ask any teacher and they will tell you that food is the basic school supply," said First Lady Frances Wolf as she addressed the first Local Food Alliances Convening held at the State Farm Show Complex, bringing together anti-hunger advocates, including ELCA hunger leaders, from around the state. Although one

Pennsylvania’s Own Hunger Games (or why the Human Services Development Fund matters)

April 2nd, 2012|

If you haven’t read the hottest series since Harry Potter, here’s the gist of it. The Hunger Games is set in a futuristic United States where every year the capitol city requires its 12 enslaved and impoverished districts to select two teenagers to compete in a televised survival contest as

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