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"Less than One Hundredth of One Percent"

Posted by nyccah blog on January 2, 2013

This highly misleading story is typical of the New York Post. Reporters from the Post initially requested an interview with Joel Berg, whom immediately responded by providing concrete facts and data disputing their argument altogether. By showing how little fraud there actually is in the program, evidence instead exhibits how effective and sustainable the SNAP program really is in fighting hunger.

Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) Enrollment Starts Today

Posted by nyccah blog on December 13, 2012

Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) Enrollment Starts Today: Advocates Urge Eligible New Yorkers to Apply
"Thousands of hungry New Yorkers are missing out on post-Sandy relief they are entitled to. Joel Berg, Executive Director of the Coalition has been charged by the city to help inform the public. We can arrange to have you interview Joel at one of only two locations in the entire city where people can sign up for the benefits (495 Clermont in Downtown Brooklyn or 465 New Dorp Lane in Staten Island). Spanish- and Chinese-speaking spokespeople are available. Please contact me to schedule." - Theresa, or (212)825-0028 x212

We're Still Struggling... Annual Campaign Letter to You

Posted by nyccah blog on December 11, 2012

"We’re still here...We’re still struggling…We’re still hungry..Don’t forget about us."
Even before Superstorm Sandy hit New York, that’s the message we heard time and time again from low-income New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Read more...

Long Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net - A Study done by the University of California at Davis

Posted by nyccah blog on November 27, 2012

There has been recent focus in economic studies on the link between health and human capital. This study done by the economists from the University of California at Davis, and other partners from the National Bureau of Economic Research, examines the long-term effects that the attainment of SNAP benefits have. Most significant, as quoted from the study:

New Guides to Free Food & Assistance Now Available!

Posted by nyccah blog on November 26, 2012

Each year, NYCCAH produces comprehensive guides, also known as "street sheets," to free food access in specific neighborhoods within the five boroughs. Thanks to a generous City Council grant, we were able to re-design and print brand new and recently released 2012-2013 guides with information on how and where to access the federal SNAP/Food Stamp program, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, and various other assistance resources for the neighborhood covered.

Annual Hunger Survey

Posted by admin on November 19, 2012

Hunger Surveys

Our 2013 Hunger Survey Report 'Superstorm of Hunger: Lingering Shortfalls Expose a Tale of Two Food Cities' is now available.

NYCCAH Sends Letter to President Obama

Posted by nyccah blog on November 12, 2012

The Coalition has asked President Obama to publicly re-commit—and to take very concrete steps to implement—his pledge to end child hunger in America by 2015 as a down payment on ending all hunger in America, by ensuring that all children have sufficient access to nutritious, affordable food on a daily basis in a letter send this past weekend. Download the PDF of the letter here or read the letter online below.

Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts!

Posted by nyccah blog on November 3, 2012

We've been posting all available volunteer opportunities on our Facebook page, so please visit our Facebook page to see how you can volunteer in Sandy relief efforts.

To contact our volunteer staff, please email

Clinton Foundation Promotes "Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service" Initiative

Posted by nyccah blog on October 19, 2012

The remarkable results of a commitment NYCCAH made at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI) meeting.

Celebrity Chef Sandra Lee Talks About Being on SNAP in New Ad

Posted by admin on October 12, 2012

Share Our Strength's latest "No Kid Hungry" campaign features prominent figures speaking about the importance of SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) in their own lives. Their message reiterates the importance of strengthening this important safety net program. Follow the link to view the ad: