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September 15, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration, Feeding PA Recognize Hunger Action Month

The Wolf Administration joined Feeding Pennsylvania and leadership from Pennsylvania's food banks to recognize Hunger Action Month and encourage continued support for Pennsylvania's charitable food network, which has seen an unprecedented and sustained rise in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic instability. Pennsylvania's charitable food network and food assistance programs are available so no one has to go hungry.

"As a Pennsylvanian, I take great pride in knowing that we have a dedicated charitable food network that has gone above and beyond to feed those experiencing hunger and food insecurity in our commonwealth," said First Lady Wolf. "The numbers - 2 million Pennsylvanians - are devastating, but our food banks, our volunteers and our food partners continue to show us that we can do something to lessen the impact of hunger in our communities. In this past year and a half, when we were all faced with uncertainty, they demonstrated just how powerful we are when we come together to support one another. Food insecurity is everyone's issue, and it will take all of us to stand up against it during Hunger Action Month and every month if we want to end it."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_01.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration teams up with anti-hunger advocates to recognize Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_02.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jane Clements, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Pennsylvania, discusses her organizations goals in ending food insecurity in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_03.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Meg Snead, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has led to a rise in charitable food need, stresses the importance of addressing hunger in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_04.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Meg Snead, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has led to a rise in charitable food need, stresses the importance of addressing hunger in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_05.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Caryn Long Earl, Director of the Bureau of Food Distribution at the Department of Agriculture, recognizes Hunger Action Month and encourages continued support for Pennsylvanias charitable food network, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_06.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Vonda Ramp, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs with the Department of Education, addresses the need to fight childhood hunger, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_07.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jane Clements, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Pennsylvania, discusses her organizations goals in ending food insecurity in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_08.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jane Clements, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Pennsylvania, discusses her organizations goals in ending food insecurity in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_09.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Meg Snead, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has led to a rise in charitable food need, stresses the importance of addressing hunger in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_10.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Meg Snead, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has led to a rise in charitable food need, stresses the importance of addressing hunger in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_11.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Meg Snead, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services, discusses how the pandemic has led to a rise in charitable food need, stresses the importance of addressing hunger in Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_12.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Caryn Long Earl, Director of the Bureau of Food Distribution at the Department of Agriculture, recognizes Hunger Action Month and encourages continued support for Pennsylvanias charitable food network, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_13.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Caryn Long Earl, Director of the Bureau of Food Distribution at the Department of Agriculture, recognizes Hunger Action Month and encourages continued support for Pennsylvanias charitable food network, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_14.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Vonda Ramp, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs with the Department of Education, addresses the need to fight childhood hunger, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_15.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Wilburne, Chief of Staff for First Lady Frances Wolf, discusses the importance of recognizing Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_16.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Wilburne, Chief of Staff for First Lady Frances Wolf, discusses the importance of recognizing Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_17.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Wilburne, Chief of Staff for First Lady Frances Wolf, discusses the importance of recognizing Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_18.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Wilburne, Chief of Staff for First Lady Frances Wolf, discusses the importance of recognizing Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19104_dhs_hungerAction_cz_19.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jennifer Wilburne, Chief of Staff for First Lady Frances Wolf, discusses the importance of recognizing Hunger Action Month, in Harrisburg, PA on September 15, 2021.