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June 15, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration, Anti-Hunger Advocates Call for Support for Proposed Investments in Food Security of Pennsylvania's Seniors, People with Disabilities

Leadership from the departments of Aging, Agriculture, and Human Services join Feeding Pennsylvania, Hunger Free PA, Just Harvest, and other anti-hunger advocates to highlight proposed investments in the minimum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit for seniors and people with disabilities in Governor Tom Wolf's 2022-23 proposed budget.

Governor Wolf is seeking to invest $14.3 million in state funds in order to increase the minimum monthly benefit from $20 each month to $35 - an increase that will help approximately 141,000 Pennsylvanians who currently receive the minimum benefit have a little more room in their budget to keep food on the table.

Speakers in Order:
Meg Snead - Acting Secretary of Human Services
Robert Torres - Secretary of the PA Dept. of Aging
Caryn Long Earl - Director of Food Assistance at the PA Department of Agriculture
Jane Clements - CEO of Feeding PA
Ann Sanders - Public Policy Advocate at Just Harvest
Rev. Angela Hammer of St. Paul Penryn Church in Lancaster County



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration and anti-hunger advocates highlight proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration and anti-hunger advocates highlight proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration and anti-hunger advocates highlight proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rev. Angela Hammer of St. Paul Penny in Lancaster County highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Human Services Meg Snead highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Aging Robert Torres highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Aging Robert Torres highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Caryn Long Earl, Director of Food Assistance for the Department of Agriculture, highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Caryn Long Earl, Director of Food Assistance for the Department of Agriculture, highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jane Clements, CEO of Feeding PA, highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jane Clements, CEO of Feeding PA, highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ann Sanders, Public Policy Advocate at Just Harvest, highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rev. Angela Hammer of St. Paul Penny in Lancaster County highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20926_dhs_snap_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Human Services Meg Snead highlights proposed investments in food security of Pennsylvanias seniors and people with disabilities, in Harrisburg, PA on June 15, 2022.