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Statement on Proposed Doubling of New Cuts to SNAP

Posted by mfriedman on December 5, 2013

 

Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Bergon Proposed Doubling of New Cuts to SNAP (formerly food stamps)

the Same Day that  President Obama Defended the Program

 


2013 Hunger Survey Report Released 11/26

Posted by mfriedman on November 26, 2013

Advocates Celebrate de Blasio Victory

Posted by mfriedman on November 6, 2013

Election Sends “Thunderclap for Change Across the Nation”

Call to Redress Poverty and Inequality “Should Be Heard Loud and Clear”

Pledge to Support de Blasio Efforts to Enact Key Progressive Goals

Anti-hunger advocates reacted enthusiastically to the mayoral victory of Bill de Blasio, a long-time ally who made reducing inequality and poverty a centerpiece of his campaign.


Advocates, Officials, and SNAP Recipients Join Together

Posted by mfriedman on October 31, 2013

A day before massive SNAP cuts are set to go into effect for all 48 million Americans (including 1.8 million New York City residents) who currently receive SNAP (food stamps), advocates, elected officials, SNAP recipients and community leaders joined together in protest of these cuts.


90 Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps Volunteers Dedicate Service to West Texas Plant Explosion Site

Posted by mfriedman on October 30, 2013

Last weekend, 90 Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps volunteers from 28 states across the nation dedicated a day of service to the West, Texas plant explosion site...


One Year After Sandy, Hungry Disaster Survivors to Face Deep Cut in Nutrition Benefits

Posted by mfriedman on October 29, 2013

“One year after Sandy hit New York City, the situation remains incredibly grim for low-income New Yorkers, and is about to get worse. While the outpouring of food aid in the immediate aftermath of the storm provided a temporary boost, most of the low-income neighborhoods impacted worst – such as the Lowest East Side, Red Hook, Coney Island, and the Rockaways – will face massive reductions in nutrition assistance when the federal ‘hunger cliff’ reductions in the SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits go into effect November 1...


Thanks to Our WeDidIt Donors!

Posted by mfriedman on October 23, 2013

Thank you to the following individuals who generously donated to our video campaign with WE DID IT  at the $50 level. you can join them today at http://bitly.com/ifcatscouldcook

Amanda Dunham

Roe Sauerzopf

Gabriel Berlin

Alison Curry

Katie Levans

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Peter Komassa

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Food Choice is Not A Reality at Most Pantries

Posted by mfriedman on October 21, 2013

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/magazine/annual-cavity-drive.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

Chuck Klosterman’s recent column for the New York times magazine misses the mark. Mr. Klosterman seems unaware of how the majority of U.S. food cupboards – also known as food pantries – operate.


Lunch 4 Learning Campaign Calls for Free School Lunch

Posted by mfriedman on October 18, 2013

By Joshua Rivera

Yesterday, at a City Hall press conference the Lunch 4 Learning coalition, accompanied by a group of elected officials, presented a letter and signed petitions calling on the next mayor to institute free lunch for all New York City public school students. Eighty-eight organizations and thousands of individuals signed on to urge the next mayor’s administration to adopt universal school meals.


Budget Deal Keeps Massive SNAP/Food Stamps Cuts in Place;

Posted by mfriedman on October 17, 2013

Sequester Stays for Infant and Women's Nutrition, Head Start, Food Pantries & Kitchens

The following is a statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger:


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