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The Center's research was quoted in a  Philadelphia Inquirer article about how Francisville neighborhood residents have organized a food distribution site to address hunger in their community.


Mariana Chilton joined WHYY's Radio Times to discuss poverty in Philadelphia.  Philadelphia remains the poorest major U.S. city. Nearly 26 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer sat down with Valerie Erwin to discuss her new position with the EAT Cafe, Philadelphia's first pay-what-you-can restaurant.


Research from the Center's Children's HealthWatch Study counters US trends and shows that child hunger in Philadelphia is rising.


The Center's Director, Mariana Chilton, was named to the Bipartisan Policy Center's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Taskforce.  The Taskforce will identify ways to strengthen the SNAP program in preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill. 



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