State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., handed out close to 100 food baskets to needy families in his district, last week.
“About 13 percent of Pennsylvanians live below the poverty level, but in Philadelphia, that figure doubles to 26 percent, with nearly half of those living in abject poverty,” Thomas said, referring to figures from the U.S. Census. “Many of these struggling families live in the 181st District.
“As the weather gets colder and heating bills rise, and the holidays get closer, more and more families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. I just want to do my part to make things a little easier for these families.”
Thomas added, “I’d also like to thank Browns’ ShopRite, the Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, the Rev. Lewis Nash and The Goldenberg Group for helping me to provide these food baskets to those in need. These baskets may very well mean the difference between children starving and having filled bellies for another day.”