Hunger in Philly: ‘It’s a pain in my belly’

by Alfred Lubrano

Photo: Sister Margaret McKenna, left with Sister Sylvia Strahler, and Gary Robbins discuss the garden at New Jerusalem Now recovery center in North Philadelphia. [Steven M. Falk/Philly.com]

In North Philadelphia and nearby communities, hunger is too easy to find. Hunger fighters are trying, in ways old and new, to beat back an untiring scourge.