February 20, 2018

PA Ranks 41st in School Breakfast Participation

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 low-income children nationally and in...

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October 26, 2017

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

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 Human Services outlines progress at...

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July 1, 2017

General Assembly Passes Spending Plan

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 reduced some of the deeper...

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June 21, 2017

First Lady Highlights School Breakfast Initiative at Food Security Convening

“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 in five children in Pennsylvania...

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June 20, 2017

June 20 Local Food Alliances Best Practices Convening

Join First Lady Frances Wolf at the Governor’s Food Security Partnership Local Food Alliances Best Practices Convening at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg.  Whether you are part of an established food alliance or are interested in starting one in your community, this event will give you an opportunity to learn...

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June 13, 2017

Proposed Federal Budget Would Shift $700M in Hunger Cost to PA

A newly released report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities described the impact President Trump’s proposed budget would have on hunger and state budgets. Below is an excerpt from the report, with state-level details by the Pa. Budget and Policy Center.  Click here for an analysis for its impact in Pennsylvania.  The Supplemental...

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April 20, 2017

Hunger Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Expand School Breakfast

LAMPa and ELCA World Hunger leaders in Pennsylvania signed a letter delivered to lawmakers today as part of a statewide coalition urging an additional $2 million to expand school breakfast participation through alternative delivery methods. “Right now, 1 in 5 kids in Pennsylvania struggles with hunger. School breakfast is critical to ensure that kids get...

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April 2, 2012

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

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 punishment for an earlier rebellion....

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