The poorest Pennsylvanians will receive around $712 million in retroactive food stamp benefits — $188 million for Philadelphia residents alone ― now that a July lawsuit initially filed against the Trump administration by a local law firm (Community Legal Services) has been settled.
Community contributor post announcing, Coalition Kathy Fisher's participation in a hunger awareness program; Hunger Crisis: It Doesn't Have to be So. The virtual event is held in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. Taking Place Saturday, April 10th from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. To attend the event register here.
Executive Director, Melody Keim chats with radio host Marilyn Russell about her time as leader of the Coalition team and the upcoming 25th Race Against Hunger! Click the link below to listen to a great interview while you register for the Race!
Danny Freeman, reporter for NBC 10 reached out to the Coalition to learn the more about the COVID Relief Bill's impact on working class families in Philadelphia. Kathy Fisher, Policy Director with the Coalition shared her thoughts on the benefit of the expanded Child Tax Credit and the need for it's continuation.
Coaltion Policy Director, Kathy Fisher spoke with 6ABC reporter, Jeff Chirico about the $1.9trillion COVID-19 pandemic relief package that Congress signed into law and the impact it will have on low-income families in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Pennsylvania risk potentially increased exposure to COVID-19 because the commonwealth requires
mothers to show up in person, rather than online, to access food benefits from a widely popular program,
say advocates who work with families in poverty.
Far-reaching and broadly divergent from Trump administration policies, Biden’s proposals would increase benefits for food stamps and school meals programs, and offer cash to strapped families, among other recommendations.