The Price of Trauma

I’m a victim of the multi-generational effects of trauma, including poverty, alcoholism, mental illness, and food insecurity. Growing up in North Philadelphia, I lived in various houses with inhumane conditions. Houses that were without heat and or running water. Unsanitary houses where we had to use shoe boxes for toilets. Houses that smelled of mold…

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…