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Jenay Smith and Dominique Jenkins Presenting a Workshop
8/7/19

Center for Hunger-Free Communities staff members Jenay Smith and Dominique Jenkins presented a professional workshop on building trauma-informed spaces in the welfare system at the Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference hosted at Jefferson University July 30 to August 1.

Two children enjoy their meals as an adult reads them a book
7/16/19

The Summer Meals program at the EAT Cafe was featured in a news story by Janice Evans of FOX 29 News on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Text 'Food' to 877-877 to find summer meals near you
6/26/19

The EAT Cafe welcomes all kids 18 and under to join us for a free lunch all summer long. Meals are served every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3820 Lancaster Avenue.

Dr. Mariana Chilton, Hilary Stiebel, Kathy Fisher, and Dr. Linda Kilby before CouncilPeople Blondell Reynolds Brown and Helen Gym
3/7/19

On March 5, 2019, Dr. Mariana Chilton provided testimony to Philadelphia City Council for a hearing on child hunger, called for in a resolution sponsored by Councilperson Blondell Reynolds Brown. Dr. Chilton joined Dr.

2/19/19

Kevin Thomas Jr., Associate Director of Operations and Asset Building for the Building Wealth and Health Network, was recently featured in a piece from the Inquirer for providing testimony on a bill under consideration by Philadelphia City Council that prohibits stores from refusing to accept cash or charging cash-paying customers a higher price. 

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