#WitnessesToHunger at #CBCFALC2017: Fighting Poverty, Building Economic Security

For September’s #WitnessesChat, Witnesses to Hunger members Kim Hart of Witnesses to Hunger: New Haven and Tianna Gaines-Turner of Witnesses to Hunger: Philadelphia presented at “Fighting Poverty, Building Economic Security,” a panel presentation at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. Watch the video below to hear Kim discuss her experiences living with a criminal…

#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…

Witnesses to Hunger: Youth Forum (Recap)

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Witnesses to Hunger held a Youth Forum and Back-to-School Party, a day-long celebration of youth advocacy and anti-poverty activism in Philadelphia. Witnesses from Philadelphia and Boston came together to promote the work of Witnesses to Hunger and give away free school supplies to West Philadelphia community members. The Back-to-School party…

Karla T. of #WitnessesToHunger Speaks About School Suspensions

There is growing concern about the disproportionate suspensions of children of color and children living in poverty and low-income areas. Witnesses to Hunger hosted a #WitnessesChat to discuss this issue with one of our new members, Karla T. of Philadelphia. Watch the video here:

#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….