food insecurity

Empty school cafeteria
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Mike DeNardo
May 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is reminding parents that help with summertime meals is on the way to their mailboxes. Read more here.
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Box of food to be distributed
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Antionette Lee
May 23, 2020 - 2:48 pm
Philadelphia's Share Food Program, which has already given out millions of meals to families during the pandemic, will now be able to help even more people thanks to federal support. Read more here.
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Sep 24, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola (27) throws to the Washington Nationals.
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Ed Benkin
May 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philabundance and the Phillies have put together the Phans Feeding Families Hunger Relief Program for the past decade. But with a pandemic, Philabundance’s Samantha Retamar says the Phillies helped keep the program going virtually. Read more here.
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Food drive to those who are food insecure by Burlington County Muslim community
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Kimberly Adams
May 22, 2020 - 6:11 pm
As Ramadan winds down, the Muslim community in Burlington County, New Jersey, is helping people who are food insecure due to the pandemic with a food drive. Read more here.
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Vegetables from a garden
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Hadas Kuznits
May 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is launching a new program through their website to help encourage gardeners to grow more of their food themselves, their families and their communities. Read more here.
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Temple University
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Suzanne Monaghan
May 18, 2020 - 2:23 pm
College students who are suffering financially due to the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for grants as part of the CARES Act. Read more here.
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Fresh fruits and vegetables on shelf in supermarket
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Hadas Kuznits
May 07, 2020 - 11:11 am
Members of Gov. Tom Wolf's administration want to make sure that Pennsylvanians hit hard by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic know about the state’s food assistance programs. They are encouraging struggling families to apply so they don't go hungry. Read more here.
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Man with boxes of food
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Shara Dae Howard
April 30, 2020 - 9:44 pm
A Philadelphia nonprofit organization is helping to feed children of families fighting to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Virtua Health mobile food pantry
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Mike Dougherty
April 30, 2020 - 12:42 pm
As people struggle to get essential items during the coronavirus pandemic, Virtua Health in South Jersey is repurposing some of its vehicles to better serve its most vulnerable patients. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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April 29, 2020 - 6:16 pm
COVID-19 has killed hundreds more Pennsylvania nursing home residents than was previously known, state health officials reported Wednesday, underscoring the threat at long-term care facilities that have struggled for weeks to contain the coronavirus.
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