Posted by mfriedman on October 31, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:10
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.
Posted by mfriedman on October 30, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:01
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...
Posted by mfriedman on October 29, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 09:38
“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...
Posted by mfriedman on October 23, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:45
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Posted by mfriedman on October 21, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:52
Posted by mfriedman on October 18, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:22
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.
Posted by mfriedman on October 17, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:45
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:
Posted by mfriedman on October 16, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:19
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.
Posted by mfriedman on October 1, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 16:03
Project Hunger Clock Countdown Counts Time Until November 1st SNAP Cuts
Government Shut-Down Threatens Nutrition for Pregnant Women and Infants
Posted by mfriedman on September 19, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 19:06
Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg in Response to House Passage of $40 Billion in Cuts to SNAP