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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


Statement on Proposed Minimum Wage Legislation

Posted by mfriedman on March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

Statement from NYC Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg on Proposed Minimum Wage Legislation


New Dates Added to Screening Series for Documentary on Hunger in America

Posted by mfriedman on March 18, 2013

*** 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


NYCCAH Meets With Congresswoman Grace Meng

Posted by mfriedman on March 11, 2013

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.


New National Anti-Hunger Network Launches Policy Campaign

Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013

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.


Screening & Panel Discussion on New Documentary Film on Hunger in America: “A Place at the Table”

Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013

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


Action Alert: Stop Infant Nutrition and Other Hunger Cuts

Posted by mfriedman on February 26, 2013

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.


Advocates Call Sequestration Infant Nutrition Cuts Immoral and Counterproductive

Posted by mfriedman on February 21, 2013

Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg


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