Food Insecurity

During my time in the Pennsylvania State Legislature, I championed Pennsylvania’s Fresh Food Financing Initiative which links public and private funds to expand and build grocery stores in food deserts across our state. Through the initiative we brought nearly 100 grocery stores to areas in Philadelphia and underserved areas across the commonwealth that previously had very limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

In the House of Representatives I am a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where I serve on the Subcommittee on Nutrition and the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. To learn more about my work on the House Agriculture Committee please visit this link


For more information about my work on Food Insecurity, please contact my office.


Think about it. Food unites families, friends and neighbors as they join together to experience a delicious meal, often filled with lively conversation.

Food is at the center of our daily lives. Food is nourishment. Food is sustenance. But more than this, food is the cement that sets a foundation for strong neighborhoods within our communities.