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On August 19, 2017, Witnesses to Hunger will host a Youth Forum + Back-To-School Party in West Philadelphia. The goal is to engage youth in advocacy work related to poverty and hunger and to develop a strong interest in community activism.
Last week, members of Witnesses to Hunger and the Center for Hunger-Free Communities spoke out in direct and forceful opposition to the budget proposed by the White House. The proposal included $3.6 trillion in cuts to basic social supports for America's most vulnerable.
CBS News spoke with a member of Witnesses to Hunger, Myra Young, about her thoughts on potential cuts to SNAP and other programs.
On April 21, 2017, members of the Philadelphia community gathered at Calvary United Methodist church to share their experiences and concerns about potential cuts to programs that fund assistance for housing, hunger, and health with Senator Casey.