Monthly Archive: September 2011

Hunger Study Generates Passionate Remarks From Jennings

Yesterday, September 29th, Second Harvest Food Bank held a press conference to announce the results of the hunger study conducted in the beginning of the year (Click here to view our Executive Summary).   Speakers at the press briefing included Barbara Bigelow,…
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Allentown, community action, economic crisis, Events, homelessness, hunger, poverty, research, Uncategorized, unemployment

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PRESS RELEASE: SUSTAINED UNEMPLOYMENT CAUSING PEOPLE TO SEEK FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR FIRST TIME

                            Second Harvest Survey Details Problems Faced by People Seeking Help at Emergency Food Assistance Sites             Since “The Great Recession” began in 2007, 76% of those seeking assistance at food pantries and meal centers commonly called “soup kitchens” sought…
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Allentown, Bethlehem, community action, Easton, economic crisis, homelessness, hunger, media coverage, poverty, research, Uncategorized, unemployment

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SECOND HARVEST TO RELEASE RESULTS OF SURVEY OF 500 WHO USE EMERGENCY HUNGER RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Report Indicates Sustained Unemployment Hurting People Unaccustomed to Needing Help The Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania will release the results of a survey of 500 people who have sought assistance from the…
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Allentown, Bethlehem, community action, Easton, economic crisis, Events, homelessness, hunger, media coverage, poverty, research, Uncategorized, unemployment

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Harrisburg Rally to Restore HEMAP: Mortgage Aid in PA Ends on September 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sponsored by the PA Save Our Homes Coalition, made up of housing, labor and religious groups from around the state.  www.PASaveOurHomes.org Join the cause at the Harrisburg Rally to restore HEMAP, a program which has helped many to save their home….
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community action, Events, legislation, local government, media coverage, mortgage foreclosure, Uncategorized

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Gaining Financial Freedom

Revitalizing a neighborhood is not just about rebuilding the bricks and mortar to make the neighborhood look beautiful; there are other important ways to improve the quality of life for the residents who reside within it.  InJordanHeightswe strive to encourage…
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Allentown, community action, economic crisis, Events, poverty, small business, Uncategorized

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