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Friends of Philly Update

In last month’s Newsletter we reported the following:

Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia has paid another visit to Whitwell Middle School.

On this trip to Whitwell from Philadelphia the wonderful folks took the Middle Schoolers shopping at Sav-A-Lot to buy food for the foodbank.

We hoped to have many details but all we have learned that the good folks of Har Zion Temple went shopping with the students at WMS and bought 800 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

Thank You Har Zion Temple!

Hunger in the News

U.S. Capital

June 2, 2017

Summertime, When The Livin’ Is Hard For Hungry Children | HUFFPOST1

More than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year, but when school is out, fewer than 4 million receive meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This means millions of kids do not get the food they need during the summer months. Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, writes that states and localities can and must do far more to stop summer hunger. Read the Article »

Hard-working taxpayers don’t support big cuts to food stamps, it turns out | The Washington Post

There is much discussion about the administration’s proposed cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Late last year, the University of Maryland’s Program on Public Consultation conducted a nationwide survey measuring support for increasing SNAP benefits. About 81 percent supported raising SNAP benefits for the average recipient, while 11 percent favored lowering benefits and 8 percent wanted to keep them the same. Read the Article »