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WTAJ Altoona: Cambria County Backpack Project travels to the Capitol for food rally

Posted: Apr 12, 2024 / 06:19 PM EDT

Updated: Apr 12, 2024 / 06:19 PM EDT


CCBP staff members Kristen Villarrial and Codi Norman had the opportunity to meet with Pa. State Representative James Struzzi (R-Indiana), to share the impact of providing weekend meals to children in Cambria County as well as the challenges of meeting the unprecedented demand and historic food inflation.
CCBP staff members Kristen Villarrial and Codi Norman had the opportunity to meet with Pa. State Representative James Struzzi (R-Indiana), to share the impact of providing weekend meals to children in Cambria County as well as the challenges of meeting the unprecedented demand and historic food inflation.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Staff members of the Cambria County Backpack Project (CCBP) attended a food security rally and advocacy day at the State Capitol on April 9.


The rally and advocacy day was organized by the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Coalition (PHAC) and provided anti-hunger groups from across the state the opportunity to gather and unveil the “End Hunger Checklist” to combat food insecurity.


Key priorities in the checklist include investments in the State Food Purchase Program, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System, increasing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as well as universal school meals to include school lunches.


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