Pandemic-Era Benefits Are Long Gone. Philly Advocates Are Trying to Bridge the Gap for Families Living in Poverty
October 12, 2023
Center for Hunger-Free Communities Director Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, and Network Advisory Council members Alisha Gillespie and Kia McCray were featured in WHYY story about the Building Wealth and Health Network and others aiming to bridge the gap for families living in poverty in Philadelphia.
“Poverty is for me … the hustle everyday just to get the bare necessities. That is what poverty is to me. Just to be able to survive,” Gillespie said. “You have to fight for everything you want and need.”
"It's important that we actually view these federal policies, allowing the child tax Care Credit to expire, is intentional neglect, and is in the form of structural abuse of children," said Chilton.