The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

June 2020

Women in circle with arms around each other

As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network (the Network) is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine.

Sign reading "defund the police"

Building Wealth and Health Network members and Center Director Mariana Chilton, PhD, submitted written testimony to Philadelphia City Council for inclusion in the hearing on the city's proposed fiscal year 2021 budget.

Protestors with Black Lives Matter Signs

Last week a police officer brutally murdered George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, while other officers and witnesses looked on.


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