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Philadelphia's City Council considered a resolution to hold "public hearings to examine the feasibility of having a pilot program in Philadelphia to feed needy children when schools are closed due to emergencies."  


On January 14th Witnesses to Hunger launched a site in Washington, DC in partnership with Martha's Table.  Seven strong women took pictures of their lives focusing on the theme identified by the Witnesses of food, housing, safety and violence, health, discrimination, and working parents.


The Center is proud to announce the launch of the EAT Café's website.  The EAT (Everyone At the Table) Café is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can café that nourishes, educates and unites community in a welcoming environment. The EAT Café is a collaboration between Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, the Vetri Community Partnership, Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, and the West Philadelphia community.


Join us for a reception to mark the opening of an exhibit with photographs taken by members of Witnesses to Hunger from Washington, DC and to launch a Witnesses to Hunger site in the nation's capital.


Taking into consideration that more than 15 million children live in food insecure households, the Academy for American Pediatricians released a policy statement, Promoting Food Security for All Children, calling on doctors to screen all children for food insecurity. This is a major step forward in drawing attention to the public health impact of food insecurity, and draws on much of the research that Children's HealthWatch has been doing for many years.



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