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Philly could populate Pittsburgh with its hungry

From Philadelphia Media Network: St. Francis sits on Kensington Avenue, in the heart of Philly’s perfect storm, but the suffering citywide is so severe that it lends itself to a simple, stark shorthand: We are the poorest and hungriest big city in the country, and the epicenter of the urban opioid crisis to boot. This is our reality now. (Read more.)

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Report: Hunger in Philadelphia increases 22 percent

From Philadelphia Media Network: Based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the report found that in the 2015-17 time period, 302,685 Philadelphia residents, or 18.3 percent of the population, lived in households that the federal government designates as food insecure. That’s a measure of hunger meaning that people didn’t have enough food in the course of a year to lead a healthy lifestyle. (Read more.)

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Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity

From NBC10/Telemundo62 : Broke In Philly: Sunday Suppers Fight Food Insecurity
In this episode of Broke In Philly, NBC10 talks to Sherita Mouzon, who works as a Witness to Hunger with Drexel’s Center for Hunger Free Communities. There, she helps to fight food insecurity by equipping families to prepare and cook healthy meals at weekly Sunday suppers. (Read more.)

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Colby for a cause

From The Philadelphia Citizen: After more than 30 years in operation, Philabundance is now launching something new, something that is the source of Retamar and Bowdler’s snacking habit: Abundantly Good, a retail line of cheeses, the proceeds of which are used to turn surplus milk, which would otherwise go to waste, into cheese for the people facing food insecurity. (Read more.)