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Tianna Gaines-Turner

Witnesses to Hunger member Tianna Gaines-Turner spoke out about causes of and solutions for food insecurity as part of WURD 96.1 FM’s show Reality Check on August 15, with radio host Charles Ellison. 

Jenay Smith and Dominique Jenkins Presenting a Workshop

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

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

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

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.



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