What is Hunger Bites?


May 1, 2012

This special report is the work of students in Dr. Lindsey Wotanis’ course Comm. 224: Electronic Newsgathering Seminar. This spread was produced by Vincent Mecca in fufillment of his senior capstone project. More stories on hunger in NEPA can be found online at www.comm224.wordpress.com.

Volunteers make kitchen thrive


Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
April 29, 2012

Most people look forward to retirement. Many anticipate retirement as a time to relax, knowing you’ve put in your time, paid your dues, and hopefully, created a foundation of wealth to support yourself. But for Vera Hughes, retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. “What prompted me to... Read more »

Local agencies work to fight hunger in Northeast PA


Molly Boylan, Community Editor
April 29, 2012

Hunger is global problem. Yet many Americans are unaware that their neighbors or co-workers are struggling to feed their families. In Lackawanna County, the problem is greater than many people might assume. And, it’s not just families that struggle. Many local food banks and non-profit... Read more »

Mother struggles to feed family with minimal SNAP assistance


Elysabethe Brown, News Editor
April 29, 2012

Alicia Quetel, a day care worker from Easton, PA, walks into her local Shop Rite after dropping off her children at school. She smiles as she grabs a nearby cart. “Today we just need a few things,” she said. Quetel is a mother of three boys and a guardian to her niece. Together with her husband she... Read more »

Soup Kitchen nourishes a diverse population


Megan McGraw, Online/Multimedia Editor
April 29, 2012

A group begins to form outside of a small, discreet, partially brown brick building on Penn Avenue in Scranton. The doors won’t open until close to 11:00 a.m., but the clients gather early. By 10:30 a.m., the line of patiently waiting individuals has substantially increased in number. At approximately... Read more »