We are pleased to announce that the New York City Coalition Against Hunger is now operating the USDA National Hunger Hotline. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services. During summer months, the hotline serves as a vital resource connecting children 18 years old and under at approved sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
In “The Next Welfare Reform: Food Stamps” Jason L. Riley claims that the continued growth of the SNAP program must be curbed. That’s factually inaccurate. SNAP was cut first as part of welfare reform in the 1990s, by nearly $14 billion in the last year as part of sequestration and the Farm Bill, and most recently as a result of new work requirements, kicking millions more off the roles.