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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2021 


President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


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The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Public News Service - PA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

A new report on hunger in the Philadelphia area finds that emergency food providers are challenged to keep up with the growing demand. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

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PHILADELPHIA - Over the past year in Philadelphia one in four people faced times when he or she did not know where to find a next meal. Tom Mahon, communications manager with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says that's one of the findings from the organization's survey of the re

PHOTO: About one in five Pennsylvania children who qualify for free or low-cost school meals also takes part in summer feeding programs, according to a new report. Photo courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - More low-income children are in feeding programs over the summer, but about 80 percent of those who qualify in Pennsylvania are not. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center found about 200,000 more low-income American children were in the programs in 2014 than in 201

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians risk going hungry and don't always have enough money to buy food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - One Pennsylvanian in seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in places such as Philadelphia. According to the national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians live with food hardship

PHOTO: As a hunger-fighting strategy, the number of children getting breakfast in school is rising, but the figures in Pennsylvania are rising very slowly, according to a new national report. Photo courtesy Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The number of kids getting breakfast at school has been rising nationally, but Pennsylvania has seen only a slight improvement. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center shows a small increase in the number of children in need who have breakfast at school - less than a

Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop delivers healthy food to the Coalition Against Hunger. Credit: Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

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PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles just wrapped up a month-long online food drive in which fans could purchase healthy foods of their choice that will stock two sites known as Green Light Pantries. Laura Wall, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says

PHOTO: Elementary school students in Reading stop by kiosks parked near school entrances to get free, nutritious breakfast items to eat in their classrooms. Photo courtesy Food Research and Action Center.

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READING, Pa. - Homeroom is just a little "homier" in Reading elementary schools this month, as kids are now starting their days with a nutritious breakfast before they begin their class work. Some Reading students used to eat breakfast in the cafeteria, but this year, the district made the decision

PHOTO: Fresh, healthy foods are the rule at a new food pantry in Philadelphia aimed at providing more nutritious fare for those in need. Photo credit: Eric Hunt.

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PHILADELPHIA - People in need who walk into a new kind of food pantry in Philadelphia are walking out with bags full of food they can be sure will be good for their families. The Green Light Food Pantry is run by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. While it may operate similar to oth

PHOTO: Four out of five Pennsylvania children who get free breakfasts and lunches at school are missing out on free summer meals, although they are widely available. Photo courtesy Share Our Strength.

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PHILADELPHIA – Each year, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania children get free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches at school, but during the summer months, four out of five aren't taking advantage of free meals also being offered across the state. The Free Summer Meals For Kids program

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