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Cool New Charity Website Features NYCCAH

Posted by admin on February 1, 2012, a new organization/website that strives to take the guesswork out of giving and make donating fun and easy, is featuring the Coalition Against Hunger this month as part of their February focus: hunger in America. Learn more and watch the short video they produced for us by visiting

LA Times at Sundance 2012: 'Finding North' looks at hunger in America

Posted by bboyd on January 30, 2012

Directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson talk to the LA Times about Finding North, a new documentary exploring the systemic issues of domestic hunger.

An official entry to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Finding North includes a cameo from NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg!

Click the poster below for the full article.

NYCCAH Joins w/ First Lady Michelle Obama, Goya Foods on "Mi Plato" Campaign

Posted by bboyd on January 26, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama joins Goya Foods in announcing "Mi Plato" Resources for Families

The White House

Office of the First Lady

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2012

Tampa, Florida -

Stigmatizing Food Stamps: NY Times Repeats Call to Ban Fingerprinting

Posted by bboyd on January 3, 2012

For the second time is as many months, the New York Times Editorial Board has strongly criticized the Bloomberg Administration for continuing the practice of fingerprinting applicants to the food stamp program. Full text after the jump:

New Annual Report Released

Posted by admin on December 27, 2011

View Our Annual Report

NY Times Editorial: A Living Wage, Long Overdue

Posted by bboyd on December 27, 2011

A Living Wage, Long Overdue
Published: December 25, 2011

New York City provides hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxpayer-financed subsidies to private developers. It is only right that the jobs created by those projects pay a decent wage. The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, widely known as the living-wage bill, would nudge these employers in the right direction.

San Francisco Passes a New Minimum Wage that Surpasses NYC "Living Wage"

Posted by admin on December 12, 2011

Earlier today, San Francisco approved a new minimum wage rate of $10.24 per hour - a rate higher than the $10.00 per hour being considered for only a certain group of qualified New Yorkers in the Fair Wages For New Yorkers Act.

Follow link below, to read full story$10-an-hour/

Grow the Economy: Governor Cuomo Announces MAJOR Tax, Job Creation Deal

Posted by bboyd on December 6, 2011

After striking a deal with Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats, Governor Cuomo made a major announcement on changes to New York State's tax code.


The result of negotiations ultimately results in a more progressive system, collecting more taxes from higher-income brackets while lowering taxes on the middle class.

Governor Cuomo Announces Funding for Emergency Food Providers Across the State

Posted by admin on November 23, 2011

This morning, Governor Cuomo announed an additional $1 million for regional food banks during this holiday season. Joel Berg, the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, supported the Governor's initiative as a step toward addressing increased food insecurity among New Yorkers. Read the official annoucement below.