End Hunger in Kensington

Kensington Farm

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign needs your help to support the farm at 3rd and Cumberland to feed our community.

 We need your help to turn vacant lots into farms. These farms will provide us with a free source of healthy food.

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Cheri Honkala and PPEHRC File Criminal Charges against PA Official for Leaving Thousands Without Gas

Cheri Honkala Entering the Office of the District Attorney

On Tuesday afternoon, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and allies filed criminal charges against Catherine Buhrig, the Director of Federal Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  PPEHRC has charged Buhrig with simple assault because of her failure to fulfill her duty of processing all Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications within 30 days.  Due to her irresponsible actions, an estimated 9,000 families in Philadelphia and statewide are living without gas in their homes.  For now these families do not have gas to cook their food and heat their water. However, once winter arrives they will also be living without heat.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Increase Poverty

The much touted, at least by multinational corporations and some governments, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, has grave consequences for the so-called poor of the world, including those in the United States. This agreement, clouded in secrecy, has been characterized as something akin to “NAFTA on steroids!” But, what exactly does it mean for the poor and working class of the United States?

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Kenzo urban farm needs help!

kensington farmFriends, we have bad news for PPEHRC this morning. After hours and hours of hard labor from may amazing people on our farm someone came and took all of our raised beds and wood from our farm last night. We can’t let this get us down. We are growing the food on this farm because we need to feed our families. So we will continue!! We need your help too. If you have any dirt, wood, plants, lawnmowers, weed whackers, any tools for yard work, and some time to spend on the farm we really need your help.

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Operation Green Jobs

What are the most dire issues we face? If you’re like most Americans, you’d probably say the climate crisis and the jobs crisis. So why is Washington so obsessed with budget cuts and fossil fuels? Don’t ask members of Congress who have been purchased by corporate lobbyists, ask the ones with the receipts: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We’re leading a march of the long-term unemployed from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC directly to the Chamber’s front door.

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