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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:

Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Launched to Strengthen Fight Against Hunger

Posted by nyccah blog on October 9, 2012

Industry, Government and Non-Profit collaborate on project to engage volunteers
and achieve greater impact to reduce hunger nationwide
Philadelphia Mayor and U.S. Department of Agriculture Offer Support

Mayor Bloomberg Tells City's Poor Not to Get Discouraged

Posted by bboyd on September 23, 2012

DAILY NEWS: Mayor Bloomberg tells city's poor not to get discouraged, says the economy will renew - Comments draw ire of critics as number of residents living below poverty line rose 4.5 percent in 2011

By Christina Boyle / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Times are tough — but hang in there.

That was Mayor Bloomberg’s message Friday as he railed at the “bums” in Washington who don’t know how to fix the economy, and faced off criticism that his administration hasn’t done enough to help the poor.

New Census Data: NYC Poverty Surged While Stock Market Soared

Posted by nyccah blog on September 20, 2012

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2012

100,000- Person Increase in City’s Poor Over Two Years
Advocates Calls for City to “Replace Excuses with New Policies”

The following is a statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in response to federal data released today on poverty in New York City: