HARRISBURG, May 1, 2013 – State Sen. James Brewster today praised the fourth annual planting of the Capital Area Hunger Garden on the grounds of the state capitol. The garden provides up to 1,000 pounds of vegetables to local food banks each year to help address hunger and food insecurity issues.

“More than one million Pennsylvanians are struggling with hunger and food insecurity,” Brewster said.  “The current economic downturn has forced many working families to depend on area food banks to put healthy food on their tables.

“This bipartisan effort, by Pennsylvania legislators and volunteers, to assist families in need, is a worthy cause and a great way to highlight the problem of hunger and food insecurity in all corners of the state.”

The Capitol Area Hunger Garden, started in 2010, is tended by volunteers.  For more information, visit http://www.pahungergarden.org/default.aspx.





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