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2013 Summer Meal Sites!

Posted by admin on July 4, 2013

Statistics show that food insecurity increases among children over the summer. This is because children that would normally have access to free lunch through the School Meals Program do not have that access over the summer. The Summer Meals Program is dedicated to ensuring that children under the age of 18 still have access to a nutritious meal while school is out for the summer. The map on this website lists all of the locations where summer meals will be served during summer months.

 


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.


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.


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: http://www.nokidhungry.org/snap/protect-snap#prettyPhoto/0/


NYCCAH Launches National Service Initiative in Denver

Posted by admin on August 8, 2012

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in a public/private partnership with the ConAgra Foundation, held the first ever "Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service" conference in Denver, Colorado.  The conference marked the beginning of a national initiative to engage volunteers in thinking about addressing hunger in ways that reach beyond the traditional food drive.  “We want to help Americans better utilize both their hearts and their heads fighting hunger,” said Joel Berg, executive Director of the Coalition Against Hunger.  “The new effort will encourage Americans to engage in anti-hun


Head of USDA's Food and Nutrition Service Visits Fresh Food Distribution Sites in the Bronx

Posted by admin on August 1, 2012

 
Yesterday, Audrey Rowe, Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, joined NYCCAH at two of its programs in the Bronx bringing fresh, affordable food to communities facing record poverty, food hardship, and obesity.
 


NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg drops by the set of MSNBC's "Up with Chris" to talk Farm Bill

Posted by admin on July 16, 2012

This past weekend, NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg dropped by the set of MSNBC's "Up with Chris" for a panel discussion on the politics of the Farm Bill.
 
Joined by New York Times' columnist Mark Bittman, Editor and Publisher of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Heuvel and others, Joel talks about the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and massive cuts to the program being deliberated in Congress.
 


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