Posted by mfriedman on April 10, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 15:14
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.
Posted by mfriedman on March 26, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 10:15
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.
Posted by mfriedman on March 25, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 10:00
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.
Posted by mfriedman on March 22, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:48
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
Posted by mfriedman on March 19, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:15
March 19, 2013
Statement from NYC Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg on Proposed Minimum Wage Legislation
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.