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March 07, 2024 - Duquesne, PA

Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis Highlights How Shapiro-Davis Budget Would Address Food Insecurity Across the Commonwealth

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.

"We can't thrive as a Commonwealth if we are not caring for the most vulnerable among us, and our state budget makes it a priority to help Pennsylvanians who are dealing with hunger," said Davis. "In last year's budget, Governor Shapiro and I made free breakfast available for every public school student in Pennsylvania, and with this budget proposal we would make sure hungry kids have access to food during the summer months, as well. We're also proposing to increase the minimum food assistance benefit for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities, helping 100,000 households deal with rising cost of groceries, and we want to boost food security programs through the state Department of Agriculture, which help support farmers and families in need."


Speakers Include:
Lt. Governor Austin Davis
State Sen. Jim Brewster
State Sen. Lindsey Williams
Dawn Plummer, Director, Pennsylvania Food Policy Council
Dr. Dale Adair, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Chief Psychiatric Officer and Medical Director for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
Lisa Scales, President and CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Isha Antoine, Community Member



Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_1.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis speaks at a press conference at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis speaks at a press conference at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_2.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_22.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_23.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_24.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_25.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_26.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_27.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_28.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_3.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_4.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_5.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_6.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_7.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_8.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> Lt. Gov. Austin Davis speaks at a press conference at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to emphasize how the Shapiro-Davis budget proposal would care for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians and help feed seniors, people with disabilities and children.<br><a href="https://filesource.amperwave.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/24568_LG_FoodInsecurity_DL_9.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a>