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The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a profile on the increasing rates of hunger in Philadelphia relative to the rest of the country. The research of Dr. Mariana Chilton and the Center for Hunger-Free Communities on hunger in the city are referenced in this article.


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.



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