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PHS Fights Food Insecurity with New ‘Harvest 2020’ Initiative: Here’s How You Can Help (Family Focus Media)

May 28, 2020

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Courtesy: Laura Swartz/Philadelphia Family

PHILADELPHIA (Family Focus Media) - One of the many tragedies of the COVID-19 crisis has been the economic toll it has taken on the country, deepening the inequality and need that already exists in our communities. Philadelphia currently ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities with food insecure residents. Almost 12 percent of households in the Greater Philadelphia region are food insecure, with that number expected to double as a result of COVID-19. Additionally, many food pantries have experienced a 50 percent increase in demand over the last few weeks.