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  • January

    • Community Fridges Rose From the Pandemic to Address Hunger in Philly

      Philly Voice

      Jan 15, 2022

      Center director Mariana Chilton was quoted in an article about Philadelphia's community fridges. She notes that mutual aid approaches offer an alternative to stigma and discrimination-filled public assistance programs such as SNAP.

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    • Letter to the Editor: Racial Injustice and Hunger

      Jan 13, 2022

      The Center's research on hunger and discrimination was cited in a letter to the editor from the head of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank discussing the need to address racial injustice in order to address hunger, food insecurity, and poverty and the goals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    • Biden's child tax credit is withdrawn, causing anger and concern

      Philadelphia Inquirer

      Jan 09, 2022

      The one-year expansion on the child tax credit expired in December, leaving millions of families to struggle to stay out of poverty yet again. Center Director Mariana Chilton weighed in on the lapse.

      “Allowing the expanded child tax credit to expire is yet another demonstration of the U.S. government’s intentional neglect of families with children, a clear example of legislative violence.” Chilton espouses universal basic income, a proposed government program in which every adult citizen receives a set amount of money regularly.

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