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Hate Mail and Our Response

Posted by mfriedman on October 16, 2013

We received the below letter from a man in Georgia in response to a brief and out of context appearance our Executive Director Joel Berg made on a Fox special about Food Stamps.

Dear Mr. Berg,

Just like president Obama, you are a liar.

I have worked all my life, I am a Vietnam veteran, I pay taxes, and I resent your recruiting able but lazy people to apply for food stamps they do not need or deserve.  If you want to be a socialist, move to Europe.  Don't try to socialize America.

Shame on you.

(Name Redacted)


NYC Event Kicks-off National Effort to Stop Planned SNAP (Food Stamp) Cuts

Posted by mfriedman on October 1, 2013

Project Hunger Clock Countdown Counts Time Until November 1st SNAP Cuts

Government Shut-Down Threatens Nutrition for Pregnant Women and Infants

 


Statement in Response to House Passage of $40 Billion in Cuts to SNAP

Posted by mfriedman on September 19, 2013

 

Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg in Response to House Passage of $40 Billion in Cuts to SNAP

 


Nearly 1 in 4 Households with Children in New York Can't Afford Enough Food

Posted by mfriedman on September 18, 2013

Every Region of State Faces Hardship

"Worst Possible Time to Slash Benefits," Say Advocates


NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg Visits White House, Attends President Obama’s Speech on Economic Recovery

Posted by mfriedman on September 17, 2013

Yesterday, our Executive Director Joel Berg traveled down to Washington DC to attend President Obama’s speech on the nation’s economic recovery five years after the economic crisis of 2008.
 
 He spoke about the progress we have made over the last five years, as well as the work ahead of us. “As any middle-class family will tell you, or anybody who’s striving to get into the middle class, we are not yet where we need to be,” remarked President Obama.
 


Poverty Jumps in New York State, Census Bureau Reports New Data, Coincides with U.S. House Push to Slash Nutrition Aid

Posted by mfriedman on September 17, 2013

“We Should Be Ashamed New York is National Leader in Poverty”

 “Recovery Invisible for Struggling Families,” Say Advocates


Hunger Still Soars Statewide in New York

Posted by mfriedman on September 4, 2013

Hunger Still Soars Statewide in New York; Federal Report Shows 40 Percent Increase in Food Insecurity in Decade

“Hunger Recession Never Ended," Say Advocates

 


Obama Notes Need To Slash Poverty in Address Commemorating Dr. King

Posted by mfriedman on August 30, 2013

This week, President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a riveting address on the mall in Washington, where Dr. King himself stood 50 years to the day.

A resounding theme of the address was that while America has changed, our work remains unfinished. “The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own,” stated President Obama, in a reference to Dr. King’s own remarks.


50 Years Later Dr. King’s Other Dream – to Slash Poverty – All But Forgotten

Posted by mfriedman on August 27, 2013

 

Statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Commemorating the March on Washington


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