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.
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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: