Witnesses in Action: Tianna Gaines-Turner Talks to Congress

On May 17th, Tianna Gaines-Turner, Site Representative of Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia, testified before the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity. The event itself was a forum about the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report, a 1967 Congressional report exploring racism, poverty, and segregation in America,…

Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia Spotlight in Farm Bill Policy Brief

Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia Site Representative Tianna Gaines-Turner recently spoke on the role of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) in supporting low-income households, and her testimony is featured in the Greater Philadelphia Farm Bill Working Group’s 2018 policy briefing, “Why the Farm Bill Matters for Greater Philadelphia.” Poverty isn’t something you can put a…

Speaking Out Against Trump’s Cruel Budget for My Daughter’s Sake

Sherita Mouzon of Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia was featured on the Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget cuts to SNAP will cause lasting harm to children and their families. I believe that President Trump’s budget is absurd. Though I want to ignore it, I can’t let this one pass. It’s personal, and…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Members of Witnesses to Hunger frequently contribute blog posts and essays on various issues relating to poverty and food justice. This month, DIANE SULLIVAN of Witnesses to Hunger: Boston writes on the dire need for legislators to improve access to healthy and affordable food, especially for poor communities. No, it’s not Sidney Poitier. It’s the…

Witnesses To Hunger: Philadelphia – Myra Y. Keeps the Fight Going

Witnesses to Hunger is growing! We are inviting interested people to meetings in various cities to learn more about our work and become involved. We recently hosted a meeting in New Haven, CT where we are looking to expand our youth outreach and engagement. In this video, Myra Y. of WTH: Philadelphia shares her story…

#WitnessesToHunger: New Haven Member Speaks With Yale Students

“Last autumn, on November 17 at Café Med, the crowd at the School of Medicine’s 24th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction grew quiet as Kim Hart, a 55-year-old lifelong New Haven resident, came to the microphone to provide a firsthand look at what it means not to have enough to eat. Hart, who lives in…

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….