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Pennsylvania’s food stamp enrollment is climbing toward levels not seen since the early pandemic

More than 1,891,000 Pennsylvanians are now enrolled in the state’s food stamp program; approaching the record-setting enrollment levels of the early months of the pandemic.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Food insecurity and helping those in need

WITF is on the air with the central Pennsylvania Food bank for one day to raise money that goes toward feeding families.

By Scott LaMar

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Some say food insecurity can alter a child’s future. But it doesn’t have to.

As Pennsylvania’s executive director of advocacy and reform, Dan Jurman looks out for vulnerable populations in the state — a job that has been personal from day one. His childhood included homelessness, food insecurity, family substance abuse, and other adverse experiences.

Jurman recognizes that people helped him along the way. He says others who experience adversity as children need that help too.

By Keira McGuire

For some people living with food insecurity, a meal is the first step toward getting help

Food outreach advocates say additional resources are needed.

By Brett Sholtis

Food insecurity and hunger plagues older population

Also on the program: Advocacy group urges greater effort to preserve local farmland

By Merideth Bucher

United Way: People contacting 211 for help jumped in 2020

More than 430,000 people called and texted the free social and human services hotline 211 or searched on its online database last year, the United Way said. That grew from almost 288,000 in 2019.

By The Associated Press
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