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Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians effected by SNAP emergency allotments ending, local organizations share resources

On The Spark Thursday, Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council’s Director of Housing Education, and Amy Hill, Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, joined us to discuss the impact of SNAP emergency allotments ending and resources to help SNAP recipients during this transition.

By Aniya Faulcon

Need help paying a past due utility bill? Call before the end of September

About 750,000 residential accounts are at risk of termination statewide.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Pennsylvania families will get money to make up for lost school meals, but not for weeks

The state aims to distribute the aid – $84 million per month to the families of about 928,000 kids – in three rounds.
By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Cash for the poor? General Assistance welfare again under threat in Pa.

“These are folks who are really struggling to get by on a day-to-day basis, and General Assistance is the only income support that’s available to them.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY