Reflections on Mother’s Day
May 15, 2023
In this post, staff member Natalie reflects on her first Mother's Day, highlighting that what moms really need this Mother’s Day is not a card or flowers but action and advocacy for policy change to ensure they have the support necessary to do one of the most important jobs.
Paid Family Leave is Necessary for All Philadelphia Families
Apr 28, 2023
As outlined in a recent policy brief released by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, extensive research concludes that paid family leave positively impacts adult and child mental, physical, and financial health and can have long-term impacts on family wellbeing.
In this post, staff member Natalie shares why paid family leave is important to families, communities, and businesses based on what she learned while developing a recent policy brief on the topic.
Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Long Overdue
May 11, 2022
The White House announced that for the first time in 50 years, it will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in September. This is the beginning of a long overdue government commitment to the health and wellbeing of people in the U.S. who have suffered for generations due to government inaction on food insecurity and poverty.
The Center's Director Mariana Chilton lays out her perspective on what is necessary for the conference to truly impact hunger and create an effective national strategy to end hunger by 2030.
Unemployment Isn't "Easy"
Jul 29, 2021
Unemployment benefits have been labeled as an easier option than going back to work by many as employers face labor shortages in reopening after COVID-19 layoffs. But depending on unemployment in a time of need is not easy. The system can be complicated and cause harm to those utilizing the benefit. We must change how unemployment is viewed. It is an insurance policy, not a handout.
What is Resilience?
Jun 04, 2021
Resilience is the ability to bounce back and recover after a traumatic experience. Understanding what it means for you and developing tools to support you in tough times are key to resilience.