Posted by mfriedman on March 18, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:30
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
New Dates Added to Screening Series for Documentary on Hunger in America
– A Place at the Table –
Dates in Brooklyn & Queens April 3rd & 11th
Panelists Include the Film’s Directors & Leading Local Hunger Advocates
Posted by mfriedman on March 11, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:25
On Friday, March 8th New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg, Director of Government Affairs & Community Organizing Lisa Levy, and Communications & Advocacy Associate Rasna Sethi met with newly elected Congresswoman Grace Meng. Ms. Meng represents New York’s 6th Congressional district which includes a large portion of Queens.
Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 13:53
Grass-Roots Groups Demand: “Washington, Keep Your Child Hunger Pledge”
Effort Links with March 1 Premier of Movie on Hunger: “A Place at the Table”
Grass-roots anti-hunger groups from coast-to-coast forged a new network and launched their first policy campaign -- ‘’Washington, Keep Your Hunger Pledge” -- aimed at persuading Congress and the President to work together to implement the public policies necessary to achieve President Obama’s pledge to end U.S. child hunger by 2015.
Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:05
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Landmark Sunshine Theater, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Panel to Feature Celebrity Chef/Executive Producer Tom Colicchio, Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush and Leading Hunger Advocate, Joel Berg
Posted by mfriedman on February 26, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 12:01
If President Obama and Congress don’t act by this Friday, March 1st, 600,000 low-income pregnant women and infants will be removed from the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program. These cuts would literally take milk away from babies. But that’s not all. If sequestration goes into effect, federally-assisted senior meals programs like Meals on Wheels will be forced to serve 4 million fewer meals to the seniors who depend on them.
Posted by mfriedman on February 21, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 17:20
Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg
Posted by nyccah blog on February 11, 2013
Submitted by nyccah blog on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:50
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger received a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator once again. This rating puts NYCCAH in a very select group of high-performing charities where only one out of four organizations registered and evaluated by Charity Navigator earns 4 stars. Charity Navigator’s rigorous scale Accountability and Transparency metrics scale demand even high levels of responsibility and commitment to public disclosure. Our supporters should feel reassured that their vital donations are being used efficiently and responsibly.
Posted by admin on February 8, 2013
Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:19
36 National AmeriCorps Vistas Complete Term of Service: Volunteers Span 14 States & 18 Regions
Nearly 75,000 Hours of Service Achieved
This month, a class of 36 Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps volunteers, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, will complete a year of service. Projects spanned 14 states and 18 regions with volunteers collectively completing nearly 75,000 hours of service.
Posted by admin on February 5, 2013
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 16:01
Economic Growth Requires Reducing Poverty
In a February 5th address at the White House, President Obama spoke eloquently about the need to avoid the damaging effects of sequestration and ensure economic growth in 2013.
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.