Posted by mfriedman on September 17, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 15:00
Posted by mfriedman on September 4, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:55
Hunger Still Soars Statewide in New York; Federal Report Shows 40 Percent Increase in Food Insecurity in Decade
“Hunger Recession Never Ended," Say Advocates
Posted by mfriedman on August 30, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 12:42
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.
Posted by mfriedman on August 27, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 16:42
Statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Commemorating the March on Washington
Posted by mfriedman on August 19, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 14:33
The above chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the level of SNAP benefit cuts that low-incomd families can expect coming this winter, with downstream economic consequences for food retailers.
Posted by mfriedman on August 13, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:31
Bill O'Reilly: "The Obama Administration Is Encouraging Parasites To Come Out And, Y'know, Take As Much As They Can Want With No Remorse"
Fox News promised to continue highlighting segments from its report, "The Great Food Stamp Binge," an hour-long attempt to characterize SNAP recipients as freeloaders. The report is a tour de force of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To view our response and point-by-point rebuttal click here.
Posted by mfriedman on August 10, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 15:27
"Tour de Force of Half-Truths, Distortions, and Outright Lies" and
"Broadcast Could Win the Pulitzer Prize … for Fiction,"
Says Advocate, Featured in Show
Point-by-Point Rebuttal Demonstrates Fox Fakery
Posted by mfriedman on August 8, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:03
Former Food Stamp Recipient Ridicules Hungry Families, Denies Federal Statistics, and Misstates Impact of Food Stamp/SNAP Cuts He Supported
Advocates Mail Him a Mirror So He Can “See the Hunger Problem Himself”
Challenge Him to Visit a Soup Kitchen or Food Pantry
Posted by mfriedman on August 5, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 15:57
According to a new report by the USDA, the real value of SNAP declined from 2009 – 2011, and food insecurity increased, due to inflation. As a result, individuals and families receiving SNAP have further reduced purchasing power.
Posted by mfriedman on July 29, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 14:52
It Pays to Eat Healthy – 500 Game Tickets to Reward Kids for Making Healthy Choices
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger along with partners - the New York Yankees, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Share Our Strength, NYC Parks and NYC School Food – has been working to raise awareness of the City’s FREE Summer Meals program. Last week, New York Yankee legend Mickey Rivers announced that the Yankees have donated 500 game tickets to continue efforts to get the word out about the availability of FREE meals.