hunger http://wesa.fm en Light of Life Rescue Mission Offers Holiday Meals to the Homeless http://wesa.fm/post/light-life-rescue-mission-offers-holiday-meals-homeless <p>Many of us will spend the next few days with friends and family, sharing meals and opening gifts. But for the poor, homeless and hungry, the holidays can present special challenges.</p><p>“I would think the holidays … could be a really difficult time for someone who might not have family or might not have the means to provide the gifts or the food that are so traditionally associated with the holiday,” said Kate Wadsworth, public relations manager for Light of Life Rescue Mission.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:52:27 +0000 Liz Reid 21865 at http://wesa.fm Light of Life Rescue Mission Offers Holiday Meals to the Homeless Food Banks Plead for Piece of a Diminishing Federal Funding Pie http://wesa.fm/post/food-banks-plead-piece-diminishing-federal-funding-pie <p>Representatives of more than a dozen local food banks and other public service organizations made their annual plea to Pittsburgh City Council for <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/community-development/cdbg">Community Development Block Grant funding</a> on Tuesday.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/">Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank</a> asked for $200,000, which is consistent with what they received in years past.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Liz Reid 20094 at http://wesa.fm Food Bank Hosts Hunger Discussion with State Lawmakers http://wesa.fm/post/food-bank-hosts-hunger-discussion-state-lawmakers <p>Streamlining the assistance process and making it more user-friendly were among the goals laid out when state policymakers and community leaders met Wednesday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for a discussion about how to best combat hunger and poverty in Southwestern Pennsylvania.</p><p>House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) approached him earlier this summer about holding such an event.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:36:41 +0000 Liz Reid 15608 at http://wesa.fm Food Bank Hosts Hunger Discussion with State Lawmakers