Capitol Hunger Garden opens 8th season of growing

Capitol Hunger Garden opens 8th season of growing

The most predominant visual reminder for lawmakers and staff of hunger issues facing Pennsylvanians, the Capitol Hunger Garden—located between the Capitol’s Ryan Office Building and the House side of the Main Capitol—was opened Wednesday morning with an initial planting conducted by legislative leaders and anti-hunger advocates.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Hunger relief fundraiser nixed by budget stalemate

The ongoing budget stalemate is the reason behind the cancellation of the third annual Capitol All-Stars Softball Game, organizers said Thursday.

The event, which is comprised of a bipartisan, bicameral group of 70 lawmakers split into two separate teams playing softball in an effort that raises money for food banks and other hunger relief organizations, had raised $175,000 over the past two years.

Thursday, September 10, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Hunger Garden opens for sixth season

Capitol Hunger Garden opens for sixth season

Legislators, anti-hunger advocates, and hunger relief organizations gathered outside the Capitol building Wednesday morning to open and dedicate the Capitol Hunger Garden for the sixth consecutive season.

The small garden sits outside the Capitol building’s House side between the Ryan Office Building and its harvest goes to supply local food shelters.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Tags: hunger
Hunger awareness torch passed as Hunger Garden marks fifth full year

Hunger awareness torch passed as Hunger Garden marks fifth full year

The Capitol Hunger Garden closed for the fifth year at a ceremony Tuesday and the hunger awareness torch was passed between Senate Republicans.

For the past five years, the Hunger Garden and the Hunger Caucus, on the Senate side, has been headed up by Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster), who is leaving the General Assembly at the end of this legislative session.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Resource deployment key in combating poverty, hunger

While many things in policymaking are difficult to ascertain, one thing is for certain: poverty leads to a greater chance of hunger or food insecurity.

“There’s a lot of working-class families in Pennsylvania with children who are missing meals because they are making life decisions between the meal and clothing or medicine and things like that,” said Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny), co-chair of the Legislative Hunger Caucus. “Your economics definitely correlates to your ability to provide food for yourself and your family.”

Monday, September 8, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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