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Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala

Hunger and Hope centers the stories of local farmers, small business owners, social justice advocates, and others who are finding innovative ways to pull their families and communities out of poverty.

By Christina Zeiders

Poverty is a growing global concern, here’s a resource to help those experiencing it

Robin Rohrbaugh, president of the Community Progress Council joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the poverty crises and resources to support families on their path toward self-sufficiency.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Single women with children struggle with poverty, here’s what can help change their circumstances

Christina Duncan, Executive Director at Milagro House and Stacie Blake, CEO of the YWCA Lancaster joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the factors that are keeping women in these circumstances, resolutions to get them out of those circumstances, and an upcoming Milagro House event that addresses these issues.

By Aniya Faulcon

Who are the squeegee workers and are they a problem?

Squeegee workers, also known as squeegee kids, mostly teenagers from low-income neighborhoods who clean drivers’ windshields at intersections for money.

By Aniya Faulcon

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

Wolf admin unexpectedly pulls the plug on controversial revamp of Pa. safety net program

The Department of Health did not explain why it abandoned a plan to change who administers a nutrition program for pregnant people and young children.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

As welfare reform turns 25, it isn’t working, advocates for poor families say

In Pennsylvania, the dollar amounts paid to families in the program are low (about $400 monthly for a family of three) and have not increased since the 1990s.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA