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Statement in Response to Farm Bill Slashing SNAP by $4.1 Billion

Posted by mfriedman on May 14, 2013

Senate Committee Chooses Foreign Corporate Welfare Subsidies Over Feeding Hungry Americans
Advocates Praise Senator Gillibrand’s Fight for Nutrition Assistance

Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger stated the following in response to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the Farm Bill today:


Action Alert: Tell Your Rep. to Vote NO to SNAP Cuts & Fully Fund SNAP

Posted by mfriedman on May 14, 2013

Congress is currently considering Farm Bill proposals that drastically reduce SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funding. Take action now and tell your Representatives that you support fully funding SNAP, and oppose any legislation that reduces SNAP funding.

Send the letter below to your officials.Find your Congressperson and Senator here.

Dear Representative ______________,


Executive Director Joel Berg on Hardball with Chris Matthews

Posted by nyccah blog on May 3, 2013

Executive Director Joel Berg was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews last night to talk about the sequester cuts. To see to the segment, watch the video below.

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Executive Director Joel Berg Featured in Segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Posted by nyccah blog on April 30, 2013

Our Executive Director Joel Berg was on the Daily Show last night. We thought it was pretty funny, and we'd still be laughing if it weren't for the reality that sequestration is taking food away from millions of hungry Americans.

You can fight back now and join the fight to end hunger!

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Times Article Highlights Crucial Hardships Faced by New York Poor

Posted by mfriedman on April 25, 2013

NY Times Article Highlights Crucial Hardships Faced by New York Poor
By Rasna Sethi

NY Times economic reporter Catherine Rampell discusses affordability among New York’s richest and poorest residents, and the vast disparities that exists between the two demographics, in a recent New York Times Magazine article.


Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Continues to Strengthen Fight Against Hunger

Posted by mfriedman on April 23, 2013

Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Continues to
Strengthen Fight Against Hunger

Industry, Government and Non-Profit Leaders Collaborate on Project to Engage Volunteers and Achieve Greater Impact to Reduce Hunger Nationwide


President’s Budget Calls for Fixing Hunger Cliff

Posted by mfriedman on April 10, 2013

For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2013

President’s Budget Calls for Fixing Hunger Cliff

Advocates Thank Obama For Keeping Promise to Restore Nutrition Benefits
In Contrast, House Proposal Would Further Increase Hunger and Cost Jobs

President Barack Obama’s annual budget proposal (for Fiscal Year 2014)l, released today, calls for fixing a provision under which all current recipients of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are scheduled to have their benefits reduced on November 1, 2013.


Summer Farm Fresh Produce CSA Registration Now Open

Posted by mfriedman on March 26, 2013

Summer Farm Fresh Produce CSA Registration Now Open
2013 Sites in the Bronx, Central Brooklyn, Flatbush Brooklyn, Long Island City & West Harlem

Registration for our summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs is now open. As the centerpiece of the Coalition Against Hunger’s Farm Fresh initiative, the CSA model makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables affordable and accessible to community members of all income levels. The 2013 CSA program will feature five sites: The Bronx, Central Brooklyn, Flatbush Brooklyn, Long Island City and West Harlem.


48 Hunger-Fighter’s Begin Year-Long Term of Service Largest Class in Program History with 114 Members across 57 Cities in 30 States

Posted by mfriedman on March 25, 2013

This month, 48 hunger-fighter’s begin a year-long term of service as an Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps volunteer. They join the largest class of hunger volunteers in the programs’ history with 114 individuals in the incoming class.


Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Continues to Strengthen Fight Against Hunger

Posted by mfriedman on March 22, 2013

Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Continues to
Strengthen Fight Against Hunger

Industry, Government and Non-Profit Collaborate on Project to Engage Volunteers and Achieve Greater Impact to Reduce Hunger Nationwide


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