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Empire Justice Center: Finger Imaging is Keeping New Yorkers Hungry this Holiday Season

Posted by bboyd on December 21, 2011


Food Stamps: A Success Story

Posted by bboyd on December 15, 2011

This week's issue of The Nation takes a good look at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps).

Joel Berg's Guest Blog for Macmillan Dictionary: What word in English is loaded with the most ‘class’ content for you?

Posted by bboyd on December 12, 2011

What word in English is loaded with the most ‘class’ content for you?

That's the question NYCCAH's Executive Director Joel Berg recently answered for the Macmillan Dictionary blog.

Click the book jacket at left for his answer, or see the full text below:

Grow the Economy: Governor Cuomo Announces MAJOR Tax, Job Creation Deal

Posted by bboyd on December 6, 2011

After striking a deal with Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats, Governor Cuomo made a major announcement on changes to New York State's tax code.


The result of negotiations ultimately results in a more progressive system, collecting more taxes from higher-income brackets while lowering taxes on the middle class.

Congratulations to "Finding North" being selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition!

Posted by bboyd on December 2, 2011

Congratulations to FINDING NORTH being selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition!

The feature, directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson, is a serious examination of hunger in America and the forces in play. NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg said, "we are excited that such a high quality film will be focusing on the hunger problem and its solutions."

NY Times Editorial Board: End Finger-Imaging for Food Stamps

Posted by bboyd on November 1, 2011

This morning, The New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of abolishing the finger-imaging requirement for food stamps applicants in New York City.

Click "The Opinion Pages" link, or read full text after the jump:

Punishing Poverty
Published: October 31, 2011

YELP House Party to Fight Hunger!

Posted by bboyd on October 27, 2011

This November, NYCCAH is teaming up with our good friends at YELP to throw the first-ever House Party To Fight Hunger! All donations will help fund our innovative anti-poverty programs. See below for more details. Hope to see you there!

Temporary Shelter: New Exhibition Tells the Stories of Homeless New York Families

Posted by bboyd on October 24, 2011

Fiber Artist Heather G. Stoltz tells the stories of homeless men, women and children through her installation piece, Temporary Shelter.

For the last two years, Stoltz has been interviewing men and women in New York's faith-based homeless shelters and translating their stories into visual fiber art panels that make up the interior walls of the structure.

"The Apple Pushers" - Immigrant Street Vendors Make Inroads in New York's Food Deserts - NYC PREMIERE TONIGHT 10/21

Posted by bboyd on October 21, 2011

As an early and vocal advocate of the Green Carts program, NYCCAH invites you to join us TONIGHT 10/21 7pm - Lincoln Center for the NYC premiere of this great work!

"The Apple Pushers" is a documentary exploring the "unique urban initiative that uses street vending as a means to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in New York City's food deserts". BUY TICKETS HERE