Posted by admin on January 25, 2013
Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:26
A new study finds that the SNAP program, also known as food stamps, reduces hunger among eligible children by at least 20 percent and reduces poor health by at least 35 percent.
A new method to measure how food stamps affect hunger and health, developed by an Iowa State University economist, may impact how Congress and lawmakers decide funding for the program, used by more than 46 million people. The study also found that food stamps don’t increase obesity rates, and may even decrease them.
Posted by nyccah blog on January 22, 2013
Submitted by nyccah blog on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:19
“Swing for the Fences, Mr. President”
Call On Obama and Congress to Carry Out Hunger and Poverty Pledges
In response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, the Coalition's Executive Director Joel Berg issued the following statement:
Posted by nyccah blog on January 2, 2013
Submitted by nyccah blog on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 12:16
This highly misleading story is typical of the New York Post. Reporters from the Post initially requested an interview with Joel Berg, whom immediately responded by providing concrete facts and data disputing their argument altogether. By showing how little fraud there actually is in the program, evidence instead exhibits how effective and sustainable the SNAP program really is in fighting hunger.
Posted by nyccah blog on December 13, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 09:53
Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) Enrollment Starts Today: Advocates Urge Eligible New Yorkers to Apply
"Thousands of hungry New Yorkers are missing out on post-Sandy relief they are entitled to. Joel Berg, Executive Director of the Coalition has been charged by the city to help inform the public. We can arrange to have you interview Joel at one of only two locations in the entire city where people can sign up for the benefits (495 Clermont in Downtown Brooklyn or 465 New Dorp Lane in Staten Island). Spanish- and Chinese-speaking spokespeople are available. Please contact me to schedule." - Theresa, email@example.com or (212)825-0028 x212
Posted by nyccah blog on December 11, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:14
"We’re still here...We’re still struggling…We’re still hungry..Don’t forget about us."
Even before Superstorm Sandy hit New York, that’s the message we heard time and time again from low-income New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Read more...
Posted by nyccah blog on November 27, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 15:30
There has been recent focus in economic studies on the link between health and human capital. This study done by the economists from the University of California at Davis, and other partners from the National Bureau of Economic Research, examines the long-term effects that the attainment of SNAP benefits have. Most significant, as quoted from the study:
Posted by nyccah blog on November 26, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 19:44
Each year, NYCCAH produces comprehensive guides, also known as "street sheets," to free food access in specific neighborhoods within the five boroughs. Thanks to a generous City Council grant, we were able to re-design and print brand new and recently released 2012-2013 guides with information on how and where to access the federal SNAP/Food Stamp program, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, and various other assistance resources for the neighborhood covered.
Posted by admin on November 19, 2012
Submitted by admin on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 22:43
With New Yorkers Already Facing Record Levels of Hunger, Hurricane Sandy Adds to the Burden of Service Providers and
Low-Income Communities in City’s Most Affected Areas
USDA: One in Four New York City Children STILL Food Insecure
First-Ever Senior Data Shows One in Ten Lack Food
Posted by nyccah blog on November 12, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:45
The Coalition has asked President Obama to publicly re-commit—and to take very concrete steps to implement—his pledge to end child hunger in America by 2015 as a down payment on ending all hunger in America, by ensuring that all children have sufficient access to nutritious, affordable food on a daily basis in a letter send this past weekend. Download the PDF of the letter here
or read the letter online below.
Posted by nyccah blog on November 3, 2012
Submitted by nyccah blog on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 17:50
We've been posting all available volunteer opportunities on our Facebook page, so please visit our Facebook page
to see how you can volunteer in Sandy relief efforts.
To contact our volunteer staff, please email NYCCAHvolunteer@gmail.com.
NYCCAH staff is working to ensure that food is being properly distributed as well as ensuring that systems are in place to provide replacement and disaster SNAP (food stamps) benefits.