Waste Not; Want Not Waste not; want not — that’s what our mothers always said.
So you can imagine our surprise when the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s released a study this month showing that about 31 percent — or 133 billion pounds — of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels in 2010 went uneaten.
As that sinks in, remember that more than 2.6 million Pennsylvanians qualify for food assistance programs, according to an Ameri
The news keeps getting worse on the anti-hunger front. Demand for a key anti-hunger program that serves low-income and homebound senior citizens continues to grow, with the number of individuals awaiting benefits now more than double what it was at this time last year, new figures show. At the end of October, 3,590 Pennsylvanians were on the waiting list for the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which provides life-sustaining meal deliveries and nutrition se