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Ask President Obama to Keep His Promise to Our Kids
The Coalition has asked President Obama to publicly re-commit 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. Download the PDF of the letter to the President here or read it online here.
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Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
What You Can Do:Volunteer: 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 NYCCAHvolunteer@gmail.com.
Donate: NYCCAH staff is working to ensure that food is being properly distributed as well as ensuring that systems are in place to provide replacement and disaster SNAP (food stamps) benefits.
Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Your contribution will support both short-term, direct relief to Hurricane Sandy victims and long-term assistance for low-income New Yorkers.
In This Post-Election Season, Remind Your Local Representative That Poverty & Food Insecurity Are Still at Record Highs
To date, 47 million Americans nationwide, including 17 million children, face food insecurity, including 1 million (13.3%) households in New York State. One of the most effective ways to alleviate hunger is by strengthening safety-net programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. A study conducted by the Food Research and Action Center shows that SNAP participation has lifted an additional 15% of households in New York State out of poverty. Without SNAP benefits, NY State would have an outstanding 30% poverty rate.
The United States Farm Bill is currently pending reauthorization by the Congress. So far, the U.S. Senate has passed a version of the bill that would include 4.5 billion dollars in cuts to SNAP and the House of Representatives is considering its version which includes a proposed 16 billion in cuts to the program. Our elected officials need to know that ANY CUT is unacceptable to this crucial program.