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Mayor Bloomberg Tells City's Poor Not to Get Discouraged

Posted by bboyd on September 23, 2012

DAILY NEWS: Mayor Bloomberg tells city's poor not to get discouraged, says the economy will renew - Comments draw ire of critics as number of residents living below poverty line rose 4.5 percent in 2011

By Christina Boyle / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Times are tough — but hang in there.

That was Mayor Bloomberg’s message Friday as he railed at the “bums” in Washington who don’t know how to fix the economy, and faced off criticism that his administration hasn’t done enough to help the poor.


Times Editorial Calls Farm Bill Mediocre; NYCCAH Feels It's Too Kind a Description

Posted by bboyd on June 25, 2012

Yesterday, the New York Times Editorial Board called last week's Senate-approved Farm Bill "mediocre". NYCCAH feels "mediocre" is too kind a description.


6/15: NYCCAH Co-Sponsoring FREE Conference: Ending Hunger & Poverty in NYC

Posted by bboyd on June 13, 2012

Friday, NYCCAH is pleased to be co-sponsoring "Ending Hunger and Poverty in NYC: A conference for anti-hunger advocates, emergency food providers, and faith leaders"!

CONFERENCE FLYER

Friday June 15
Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. 6th Street, NYC (btwn 1st and 2nd Ave)

Agenda (with initial confirmed speakers)


New York Times Endorses Gillibrand Amendment; Opposes Cuts to SNAP/Food Stamps in Farm Bill

Posted by bboyd on June 13, 2012

Yesterday, the New York Times Editorial Board endorsed an amendment proposed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to restore funding to SNAP/food stamps in the Farm Bill.


VIDEO Senator Gillibrand: "
As a mother and a lawmaker, watching a child go hungry is something I just will not stand for"

Posted by bboyd on June 6, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's YouTube page has posted video coverage of the Senate Agriculture Committee deliberate on the Farm Bill.

Watch her impassioned stand against cuts to SNAP/food stamps that will impact hundreds of thousands of hungry New Yorkers:

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Huffington Post has the video and full article HERE


Sen. Gillibrand, 'Top Chef' Tom Colicchio Join NYCCAH to Oppose Cuts to SNAP/Food Stamps in the Farm Bill

Posted by bboyd on June 5, 2012

Yesterday at Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by "Top Chef" Tom Colicchio, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger's Joel Berg, and hunger advocates of all stripes, denounced cuts to SNAP/food stamps funding in the Farm Bill.


Advocates Hail the End of Finger-Imaging

Posted by bboyd on May 17, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 17th, 2012

Contact: Theresa E. Hassler, Director of Communications
thassler@nyccah.org
(314) 276-7691 – mobile
(212) 825-0028 ext. 212



Advocates Hail the End of Finger-Imaging

The following is a statement from Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger:


Senator Gillibrand on Farm Bill: Don't Turn Our Back on Struggling Farms, Families

Posted by bboyd on April 26, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Contact: Bethany Lesser, (202) 224-3873

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Kirsten Gillibrand released the following opening statement on the Farm Bill for today’s Agriculture Committee Mark-Up:


Advocates Slam NYC’s Cuts in School Breakfasts - “The City’s Response to Soaring Child Hunger Is Taking Food Away”

Posted by bboyd on April 20, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Theresa Hassler, thassler@nyccah.org
April 20, 2012 212-825-0028, Ext. 212

Advocates Slam NYC’s Cuts in School Breakfasts

“The City’s Response to Soaring Child Hunger Is Taking Food Away”

The following is a statement by Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, responding to news that the City’s Department of Education has stopped promoting in-classroom school breakfasts:


Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia & NYU Society of Emerging Artists Benefit Concert for NYCCAH

Posted by bboyd on April 18, 2012

This Saturday Night, join us for a special performance by the Society of Emerging Artists, featuring talented musicians from Juilliard, Columbia, NYU, and the Manhattan School of Music!

RSVP on the Facebook event page HERE


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