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The EAT Cafe was featured in a story in Grid Magazine about hunger in Philadelphia and what local organizations are doing to address it. 


On Radio Times, Mariana Chilton and Donnell Jones-Craven talk about hunger in Philadelphia and what the EAT Cafe is doing to try to address it in the West Philadelphia area.  


On October 26th the EAT Cafe, Philadelphia's first pay-what-you-can restaurant, opened it's doors to the public.  The Cafe will be open on Wednesday - Saturday from 4:30 - 8:00.  With a suggested price of $15 for a three course meal, guests will be able to pay the suggested price, more, less, or nothing at all.


Mariana Chilton recently shared her thoughts about the current election and lack of discussion about poverty with the Philadelphia Daily News.


Mariana Chilton provided feedback to the House Agriculture Committee on their two year long series of hearings on the past, present, and future of SNAP.  Mariana was invited to provide feedback as she testified at one of the hearing to discuss the findings of the National Commission on Hunger. 



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