#LetsTalkPhilly Comes to @TheEatCafe w/ Witnesses to Hunger

On May 23, 2017, On The Table Philadelphia hosted a series of conversations around the city in mostly dining settings. People were invited to come and join conversations about everything from equity to politics and more. Member of Witnesses to Hunger, Angela Nike Sutton, was a highly engaged participant, sharing her thoughts about employment and…

Nancy Pelosi Speaks of Member Tianna G.’s Family Story

Member of Witnesses to Hunger, Tianna G., recently spoke in Washington, D.C. alongside Rep. Barbara Lee and other vocal supporters of programs like SNAP that help families survive and thrive. At a subsequent press conference, Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi, spoke highly of Tianna, calling her the “VIP”, a testament to the value of first-hand expert…

Myra Y. of #WitnessesToHunger Advocates for SNAP Benefits on CBS

The members of Witnesses to Hunger are adamantly opposed to proposed cuts to critical, life-saving support programs such as SNAP and housing subsidies. Myra Y. spoke with CBS news about how SNAP cuts will affect her family and why we need to advocate for more support for families like hers. Myra Young is a nurses’…

Witnesses Boston Member Speaks on Food Insecurity in MA

Bonita Cuff, 49, a Dorchester mother who goes to food pantries, said, “I know families who are working and still can’t make ends meet. I feel like I’m always asking myself how am I going to get this bill paid? There is a lot going through my mind. I try not to think about it….

#JusticeMatters Candidate Forum 5.12.17 #Philly

On Friday May 12th, Witnesses to Hunger will join Black Lives Matter Philly in hosting two consecutive Q&A forums. The first forum will be comprised of the 2017 candidates for Judge of the Court of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The second forum will be composed of the 2017 candidates running for the District Attorney…

#TheseCutsHurt: A Conversation with Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

On April 21, 2017, members of the Philadelphia community gathered at Calvary United Methodist church to share their experiences and concerns about proposed cuts to SNAP, Medicaid, and housing subsidies. Each panelist shared her experiences and urged the Senator to support people like her. Tianna Gaines-Turner, member of Witnesses to Hunger, was among the panelists…

Witnesses to Hunger at Sen. Vincent Hughes Community Forum

On March 1, 2017, members of Witnesses to Hunger, Imani and Angela, participated in a community forum during which they were able to share the work they do and network with people working together to end hunger and poverty in Pennsylvania. Learn more about Sen. Vincent Hughes and his work for people of the 7th…

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Philadelphia FIGHT

On March 11, 2017, members of Witnesses to Hunger participated in an event hosted by Philadelphia FIGHT, a dynamic health services organization focused on advocacy and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Some members of Witnesses have experienced the impact of HIV/AIDS in their own lives and wanted to participate to share the mission of their…

Cafe Conversations: Race, Gender, and Poverty

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Witnesses to Hunger launched a new community forum series, “Cafe Conversations” at The EAT Cafe in West Philadelphia. The goal of these forums is to engage the community in conversations about poverty, brainstorm practical actions and solutions, and network with other individuals and organizations whose goals include ending hunger and…

Witnesses to Hunger Photo Gallery Opens at The EAT Cafe

Philadelphia members of Witnesses to Hunger have partnered with The EAT Cafe to present their photography to the greater Philadelphia community. For those who have never seen the exhibit, this presents the perfect opportunity to experience it while supporting The EAT Cafe, a pay-what-you-can restaurant in West Philadelphia. The exhibit runs from February 21, 2017…