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Daily News: Brooklyn clients at Clinton Hill food stamp and job center wait hours for help

Posted by bboyd on February 22, 2012

This morning's Daily News has a follow-up report on crowded HRA offices with a site visit to the North Brooklyn Food Stamp and DeKalb Job Centers.


Boston to Host Swearing-In of Second Year Class of National Anti-Hunger Service Program

Posted by bboyd on February 8, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Boston to Host Swearing-In of Second Year Class of National Anti-Hunger Service Program


LA Times Op-Ed: Food Stamp Fight

Posted by bboyd on February 6, 2012

From this morning's Los Angeles Times Op-Ed:

"In today's hard times, with growing poverty and rising food prices, there is widespread recognition that making ends meet is no small feat, even for the middle class, and that food stamps are essential."

FULL TEXT HERE


LA Times at Sundance 2012: 'Finding North' looks at hunger in America

Posted by bboyd on January 30, 2012

Directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson talk to the LA Times about Finding North, a new documentary exploring the systemic issues of domestic hunger.

An official entry to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Finding North includes a cameo from NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg!



Click the poster below for the full article.


NYCCAH Joins w/ First Lady Michelle Obama, Goya Foods on "Mi Plato" Campaign

Posted by bboyd on January 26, 2012



First Lady Michelle Obama joins Goya Foods in announcing "Mi Plato" Resources for Families

The White House

Office of the First Lady

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2012

Tampa, Florida -



Broad Support for Cuomo Child Hunger Plan; Advocates Praise Decision to End “Wasteful, Harmful” Finger Imaging Process

Posted by bboyd on January 20, 2012

Broad Array of Groups, People Boost Cuomo Child Hunger Plan
Praise Governor’s Decision to End “Wasteful, Harmful” Finger Imaging Process

Non-Profits and Religious Leaders Across the City Cheer Effort
Governor’s Web Site Enables All New Yorkers to ‘Get Involved’


MLK Serve-A-Thon Media Coverage: CBS, NY 1, WNYC & El Diario

Posted by bboyd on January 17, 2012

The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Serve-A-Thon brought out hundreds of volunteers yesterday to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King through community service activities.

Organized by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Serve-A-Thon events included Breakfast in the Classroom outreach, public art projects, food stamps screenings and enrollment assistance at supermarkets, and general-improvement efforts at emergency food programs throughout the five boroughs.

Click through for media coverage from CBS, NY 1, WNYC & El Diario!


“She started crying, and telling me she didn’t want to do it, because it made her feel like a criminal.”

Posted by bboyd on January 6, 2012

In the wake of Governor Cuomo's announcement he would end the practice of finger-imaging food stamps applicants, the Times took a good look at the stigma attached to this shameful and wasteful rule.


Stigmatizing Food Stamps: NY Times Repeats Call to Ban Fingerprinting

Posted by bboyd on January 3, 2012

For the second time is as many months, the New York Times Editorial Board has strongly criticized the Bloomberg Administration for continuing the practice of fingerprinting applicants to the food stamp program. Full text after the jump:


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