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Food insecurity is a concern in Pennsylvania, here’s what local organizations are doing about it

Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Food bank, and Dennis Curtin, Director of PR for Weis Markets joined us on Thursday’s Smart Talk to discuss the hunger crisis in Central Pennsylvania, its impact and what people can do to help.

By Aniya Faulcon

USDA Food and Nutrition Service adds application requirement for reduced or free school meals

Congress did not extend United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service authority to allow all students to eat school meals free of charge this school year, a choice that will effect around ten million children this school year, according to Forbes.

By Aniya Faulcon

Updated: 2022-08-12 18:40:31

Grocery store eliminates food desert in Reading neighborhood

Ideal Food Basket, a fresh produce grocery store, opened last Tuesday; with the long-anticipated snipping of their red ribbon a neighborhood food desert in Reading was eliminated.

By Aniya Faulcon

Lancaster County company talks about National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is today and many don’t know the recipe started from what was believed to be a mistake.

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania families facing food insecurity can get help this summer

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education are reminding students and caretakers that they can get access to nutritious meals beyond their last day of the school year. 

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania families will get help next month for missed school meals because of pandemic closures

Pennsylvania families should begin receiving benefits next month to make up for missed school meals related to COVID-19 closures this school year.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA