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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.
The #snap4SNAP campaign beginning Oct. 30 is partly inspired by Witnesses to Hunger, and will celebrate 50 years of food stamps and their success protecting public health.

Campaign Celebrates Food Stamps' Half Century Protecting Public Health

A Drexel research program has spawned a nationwide social media campaign to celebrate the many benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on its 50th anniversary, promoting children's health and supporting working parents.

Juell F., a Boston member of Witnesses to Hunger, with her daughter

Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Returns to Boston City Hall

Mothers caring for young children on limited incomes, who are part of the groundbreaking “Witnesses to Hunger” program, will reunite for a photo exhibit and events at Boston’s City Hall this May. They will participate in vital discussions addressing the health impacts of poverty and on critical issues affecting mothers and children in commemoration of Mother’s Day.

Tianna, a participant in Witnesses to Hunger, reviews some of the program's accomplishments with her children at the program's five-year anniversary exhibit.

Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit on Capitol Hill

“Witnesses to Hunger,” a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is returning to the nation’s capital on April 3 and 4.

Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in Drexel's Witnesses to Hunger program, speaks with Senator Bob Casey, who invited her to attend the State of the Union address.

Drexel Program Participant Tianna Gaines-Turner Gets a Seat at the State of the Union

Tianna Gaines-Turner, a low-income mother of three children from North Philadelphia, will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey on Jan. 28, the Senator announced today. Her attendance marks a new achievement of a Drexel program raising the voices of families living in poverty to gain a place in the national conversation.

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“Witnesses to Hunger” Program Marks Five-Year Anniversary with Photo Exhibit at Drexel

Since 2008, the “Witnesses to Hunger” program at the Drexel University School of Public Health has sought to bring the true experts — those with first-hand experience — into the conversation about hunger and poverty by equipping caregivers of young children with digital cameras to document hunger and poverty.

Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Opens Lens on Hunger and Poverty in Camden

Through their desire for social change, ten women from Camden, N.J. have opened a lens on hunger, homelessness, health and a broad swath of issues related to poverty. Their photos and interview-based testimony, collected as part of the “Witnesses to Hunger” project based at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University School of Public Health, will be on public display in Camden for the first time this month.

Camden Women Raise Hunger Awareness through Photo Project and Exhibit

Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program is debuting in Camden with support from the Campbell Healthy Communities Program. There, 10 women have taken up digital cameras to share their stories about hunger and food insecurity and raising children in a city often named one of America's most impoverished and most dangerous.
Barbie Izquierdo and her two children cooking at home, as seen in A Place at the Table

A Philadelphia Witness to Hunger Takes the Spotlight in a Documentary Film on Hunger in America

Drexel University's public health research into the health effects and complex causes of hunger and food insecurity are prominently featured in a new documentary film, A Place at the Table. The film profiles Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program and includes expert commentary from Dr. Mariana Chilton.

Witnesses To Hunger Exhibit Shows the Impact of Hunger in Baltimore

A “Witnesses to Hunger” exhibit, featuring the photographs of parents from Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, will run through October in Baltimore. It is one of multiple ways anti-hunger advocates are coming together this month to raise awareness about the challenges of living in or near poverty and to fight hunger in Maryland.

Little girl photo from "Witnesses to Hunger"

"Witnesses to Hunger" Displays Mothers' Photographic Testimony of Poverty in Philadelphia Exhibit

Working mothers, poverty and opportunity are powerful themes in the national political conversation. On May 2, a public exhibit will display photos and videos from women whose voices are too often missing from this dialogue: those who have experienced poverty and hunger first-hand. These “Witnesses to Hunger” are participants in a powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health.
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Witnesses to Hunger Goes National with Women's Photographic Testimony of Poverty

A powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health featuring the voices and photography of women who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is now expanding with the opening of “Witnesses to Hunger -  Boston.”