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Elected Officials, New Yorkers Answer Obama’s Call for a National Day of Service on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted by Anonymous on January 27, 2009

From January 17th-19th, 2009, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) sponsored its 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anti-Hunger “Serve-a-Thon,” a three-day event featuring volunteer opportunities at over thirty food pantries and soup kitchens throughout New York City.

The Dr. King Day Serve-a-Thon is a part of President-elect Barack Obama’s “Renew America Together: A Call to Service” in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. More information about nation-wide service events can be found on-line at

CM de Blasio and NYCCAH Question Shrinking Welfare Rolls as Joblessness and Pantry and Kitchen Use Increase Throughout the City

Posted by Anonymous on January 5, 2009

City Hall – Today Councilmember Bill de Blasio, Chair of the Council's General Welfare Committee, and Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, released the following statements regarding a continued shrinking in the city’s welfare caseload. The number of New Yorkers receiving federal welfare aid dropped by over 16,000 from November 2007 to November 2008, while New Yorkers' usage of other emergency assistance programs increased dramatically.