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African-American mother and child

Report: Discrimination Driving Food Insecurity 

Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports from researchers at Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities.
Julia Turshen standing in a kitchen in front of a cutting board where she is slicing onions.

Bestselling Cookbook Author Hosting Dinner at EAT Café Fundraiser

Julia Turshen, author of "Feed the Resistance" and "Now & Again" will host a four-course dinner at the EAT Café Sept. 11.
World-renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura at an event hosted by Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management and the Philly Chef Conference.

Chef Massimo Bottura’s Message Not Wasted on Drexel Community at Lecture

The world-renowned Italian chef shared his passion for eliminating food waste and feeding the hungry through nonprofit.
A shot of a doctor in a white coat holding a clipboard and a pen. His face is cut off from the frame.

Food Insecurity Screening Works. We Just Need to Fix Social Stigma and the Referral Process

Screening for food insecurity is effective, a Drexel study found, but red tape and fears of being declared unfit parents often keep help from coming.
A plate of traditional Thanksgiving food.

Skip Cooking for Thanksgiving This Year — With Help from the EAT Cafe

Philadelphia’s first pay-what-you-can Café is offering delicious take-out side dish and dessert options for Thanksigiving as a fundraiser to support its mission of feeding the hungry.
Drexel President John Fry

Fry Joins Fellow Dragons on List of Most Influential Philadelphians

Drexel President John Fry, Center for Hunger-Free Communities program director Michelle Taylor and Drexel graduate Nicole Cashman all appeared in Philadelphia magazine’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in the city.
People enjoying a meal at the EAT Cafe.

Welcoming Everyone to the Table: Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant To Open

In Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Vetri Community Partnership, Giant Food Stores and other community partners are teaming to open the city’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant.
Lotus logo for The Building Wealth and Health Network with the tagline "My Power. My Money."

Study: Safety Net Programs Don’t Support High Rates of Trauma in Participants

A recent study by researchers from Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities found that a high number of participants in a federal cash assistance program have suffered significant childhood adversity, exposure to violence as adults and other poverty-related stressors, highlighting the need to take participants’ past trauma into account.
A photo of two boys with their heads together sleeping. Taken by Angela S. of the Philadelphia Witnesses to Hunger, she said, "To get a good education, my sons have to take two buses and a train through the 'hood to get to school. They fight all day, but here they were tired, cold, and supporting each other just trying to get home safe.”

Photo Exhibit at African American Museum Will Speak the Truth about Poverty

As Democratic National Convention visitors come to Philadelphia, Witnesses to Hunger at Drexel University will unmask the truth of American poverty through photography and personal testimonies in an exhibit at the African American Museum.
Tianna Gaines-Turner holds a photo of the hug she shared with Congressman Paul Ryan. Photo by Jas Borman.

Witnesses to Hunger Expert Star of “A Hug From Paul Ryan” Documentary

A participant and expert of Drexel’s Witnesses to Hunger advocacy program is the focus of a new documentary that is part of a series looking at social issues in the United States.
"The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia

Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma

A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.