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.
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.
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.