As poverty across the country and Pennsylvania inches downward, food insecurity – meaning not having enough food or money to get through the month – in Philadelphia has grown to include about one-quarter of the population, according to a recent report in Grid Magazine.
The article looks at how a wide range of groups from mega nonprofit like Philabundance to smaller food pantries, soup kitchens and church groups as well as supermarket chains and restaurants are trying to keep Philadelphia fed.
Alex Jones’ article particularly focuses on youth hunger and its greater implications.
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“Hunger doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” Kate Scully, policy director at Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities told Grid. “When kids are food insecure, they’re often energy insecure, housing insecure.”
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