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36 National AmeriCorps Vistas Complete Term of Service: Volunteers Span 14 States & 18 Regions

Posted by admin on February 8, 2013

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.

Economic Growth Requires Reducing Poverty

Posted by admin on February 5, 2013

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.

Study Shows Food Stamps Aid Children

Posted by admin on January 25, 2013

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.

Advocates Hail Obama Inaugural Speech

Posted by nyccah blog on January 22, 2013

“Swing for the Fences, Mr. President”
Call On Obama and Congress to Carry Out Hunger and Poverty Pledges

In response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, the Coalition's Executive Director Joel Berg issued the following statement:

"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.