food insecurity

Good Food For All conference
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Hadas Kuznits
May 03, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An important issue takes center stage next week at Parkway Central Library. The Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center is hosting the fifth annual Good Food For All conference on May 9, hoping to open up a conversation about food insecurity in Philadelphia...
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Workers in a restaurant.
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Justin Udo
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — People in the restaurant industry are working to curb food insecurity in Philadelphia. The Economy League's Full City Challenge called on people in food service to find ways to help others. Nick Frontino with the League says the region's lack of access to economic...
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CHOP Healthy Weight Program
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Hadas Kuznits
January 23, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opening a new feature of their Food Lab program with the launch of a new program to promote nutrition and address food insecurity. "We’re calling it a 'food pharmacy,' different than a food pantry. We’re actually seeing food as...
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Action Tank
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Steve Tawa
January 18, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of service minded veterans — called Action Tank — is leveraging the experiences, skills and leadership of its members in a different approach to policy issues. They called a "100 for Hunger" meeting. "One in five Philadelphians doesn't know where they're...
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Philadelphia has one of the highest big city poverty rates
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Shara Dae Howard
November 12, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report named Philadelphia one of the nation's big cities suffering from increased food insecurity. Philadelphia has one of the highest big city poverty rates, says a new report by Hunger Free America and similarly, the city's hunger rates have been soaring from...
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The Grady Community Garden will offer students the opportunity to learn about gardening while also providing food to those who need it.
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Dan Wing
October 24, 2018 - 11:36 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Community College of Philadelphia unvieled a new community garden Wednesday morning. The goal is to help make sure food-insecure students and others have access to healthy and affordable food. Named after a somewhat beloved groundhog that lives in the previously...
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Low-income senior citizens stood in long lines at Reading Terminal Market for free produce vouchers, highlighting the sheer number of Philadelphians who suffer from food insecurity.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Low-income senior citizens stood in long lines at Reading Terminal Market for free produce vouchers, highlighting the sheer number of Philadelphians who suffer from food insecurity. The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging set up a distribution point for vouchers, which...
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