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MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.
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Our Impact in Fiscal Year 2023-2024

  • People Helped

    22,320

  • Cases Handled

    10,186

  • Economic Benefit $

    5,789,687

  • Advocate Hours

    111,492

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Pennlive.com - The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill this week that would make purchasing fruit and vegetables easier for low-income Pennsylvanians.

The bill would establish the Food Bucks Program, crediting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients at least 40 cents for every dollar’s worth of SNAP benefits, known as food stamps, spent on fruits and vegetables and other healthy items that don’t have added sugars, fats, oils or salt. The program would be administered by a nonprofit of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s choosing.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

“This added purchasing power will enable families to put more healthy food on their tables while also increasing the demand at our grocery stores, farmer’s markets, corner stores and other food retailers in our commonwealth,” one of the bill’s prime sponsors, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne County, said on the House floor Wednesday. “Ensuring consistent access to nutritious food is essential to the healthy well-being of our Pennsylvanians, especially our children.”

Rep. Craig Williams, a Delaware County Republican, advocated for the bill on the House floor.

“If you’ve grown up poor, you know what food insecurity is about,” Williams said. “I grew up poor. There was a time in my young military family when my parents couldn’t afford food and we would split fruit and vegetables coming from my grandparents’ garden.”

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