Southwest Philadelphia: Local Churches Open Its Doors To The Hungry

Southwest Philadelphia: Local Churches Open Its Doors To The Hungry

While it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact number of homeless individuals living within a city, the city of Philadelphia’s count as of January 2016 determined 705 people living within the city were entirely unsheltered. Local nonprofit organization Project HOME states one of the main causes of homelessness is poverty, which stems from lack of jobs at competitive living wages. With […]

 

Kensington: St. Francis Inn Offers Homeless Guests Meals, Dignity

Kensington: St. Francis Inn Offers Homeless Guests Meals, Dignity

Since 1979, St. Francis Inn Ministries has been providing services to residents and homeless individuals in the Kensington area. For the most part, St. Francis Inn, which is in cooperation with Project HOME, is a soup kitchen which offers up to two meals to those in need. The kitchen does not turn anyone away, seeing […]

 

Poverty: Five Free Meal Volunteer Opportunities

Poverty: Five Free Meal Volunteer Opportunities

Around 50 million Americans are living in food-insecure households. With recent cuts in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, food pantries and free meal programs are feeling the burden of Philly’s growing population living in hunger. Despite federally funded aid programs like SNAP, many Philadelphians are still unable to feed their households. In a 2011 […]

 By Kyle Gauss and Matthew Pitts

Francisville: Church Gives Back to Neighborhood

Francisville: Church Gives Back to Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Francisville, the Church of the Living God has established itself as a staple of the community. Throughout the years, the church has always provided a place for locals to gather in prayer. Recently, however, the church has also become a rallying point for the needy through its multiple assistance programs. […]