Ending Hunger Today & Tomorrow

At Second Harvest Food Bank, we understand that hunger is a systematic issue that goes deeper than having enough money to buy groceries.  Hunger can affect anyone at any time and is felt by those with a lack of consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active and healthy life. Lack of transportation to a grocery store; lack of affordable nutritious food options; unemployment or low household income; restrictive government policies – these are only a few of the contributing factors and root causes to hunger and food insecurity in America.

We must fight to end hunger today by addressing the immediate needs of our food insecure neighbors and we must fight to end hunger tomorrow by addressing the root causes of hunger and food insecurity in America. Advocate with us today for policy changes that support a more equitable and reliable food system and help end hunger both today and tomorrow.  Sign up for Action Alerts and stay informed on hunger action issues in northwest Pennsylvania by emailing  advocate@nwpafoodbank.org.

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Our Anti-Hunger Policy Priorities

    1.  Strengthen federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program  (TEFAP), and the Senior Food Box Program that provide food and funding to people in need.
    2.  Support state programs such as the State Food Purchasing Program (SFPP), and the PA Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) that allow food banks to purchase food for people in need while also supporting our regional   economy.
    3.  Expand and strengthen the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act which authorizes federal child nutrition programs such as the School Breakfast, National School Lunch, Child and Adult Care Food, Summer Food Service, and WIC.

Contact Your Legislators

You can help us advocate for these programs to create a hunger-free today and tomorrow.

Share Your Story

Your voice is critical in the fight to end hunger.  The stories shared and experiences felt by our community emphasize why anti-hunger work is important, what is working, and what changes are still needed to accomplish our goal to end hunger for good.

Here are a few questions to consider:

1.  Have you experienced hunger or food insecurity in the past year? How has that experience impacted your life?

2.  Do you benefit from SNAP? How has this program impacted your life?

If you’d like to share your story and help us advocate for a more equitable and reliable food system, call our Advocacy Coordinator at (814) 459-3663 ext. 122 or email advocate@nwpafoodbank.org.