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Pioneering Project Brings Farm-Fresh Produce to Long Island City

Posted by admin on July 10, 2012

The fifth season of the Long Island City Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) began Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, and will continue every Wednesday through November 7th, 2012. Read more...

Media Matters Asserts USA Today is Downplaying U.S. Food Insecurity

Posted by admin on July 7, 2012

Media Matters for America asserts in a recent blog post that a USA Today editorial "is downplaying poverty and food insecurity in America, and using Fox News talking points to justify a push to cut vital and effective anti-poverty programs."

The Congressional "Hunger Games": Time for Both Sides to Step Up

Posted by admin on May 15, 2012

Read the editorial written by NYCCAH's executive director, Joel Berg, on the state of poverty and the need for better leadership from our elected officials on stemming hunger in America.

Follow the link to his article:

The NY Post is at it...Again!

Posted by admin on May 9, 2012

The NY Post is at it again and as usual, void of facts. Read our response below to this writer's opinion about the use of food stamp benefits at farmers' markets.

NYCCAH's Response:

Colossal Win - Food Stamps At Farmers’ Markets Benefit the City, the Farmer, and the Consumers!

What a colossal win!

1.) Evidence Shows There is a Huge Market for Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets:

NYT Editorial Supports Anti-Hunger Advocates in Working to Implement In-Classroom Breakfast

Posted by admin on April 23, 2012

In response to the New York Times story, published on Friday, April 20th, focusing on the Bloomberg Administration's determination to hinder the availability of in-classroom breakfast to children in the public schools, an editorial published on Sunday focuses on program's strong points and its success throughout the nation.

To read Sunday's editorial, follow the link below:

Gillibrand Shows True Leadership in Fighting Cuts to the SNAP Program Proposed by Conservatives

Posted by admin on April 6, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) continues to take an uncompromising opposition to funding cuts to nutrition programs being propsed by her colleagues in Washington, D.C.

We are thrilled with the Senator's continued, vocal, opposition to any funding proposals to weaken the nutrition safety net.

To read more, see below:

This Just In: Panhandlers Claim that NYC Mayor Doesn’t Exist

Posted by admin on April 1, 2012

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2012

Occupy Wall Street then Sleeps Outside to Decry People Sleeping Outside; Legions of Ambitious Local Pols Hold “Urgent”
Sunday Pressers to Respond

A few months after a man who claimed to be Mayor of New York City, using an assumed name “Bloomberg,” declared that panhandlers no longer existed in the city, thousands of panhandlers held a rally at Zuccotti Park to declare that the Mayor didn’t exist.

New Facts on Hunger and How Federal Programs like Food Stamps Combat it

Posted by admin on February 29, 2012

NYCCAH released a new document this week titled Facts on U.S. Hunger and How Federal Programs Such as SNAP (Food Stamps) Effectively Combat It with a ton of useful and really interesting information on the SNAP/Food Stamps program in America. Download it here and keep it on hand for discussions with friends, family members, neighbors, congregants, and co-workers!

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

Joel's Testimony at Today's Hearing on Crowded HRA Offices and Food Stamp Caseload Drops

Posted by admin on January 31, 2012

Executive Director Joel Berg testified today before the New York City Council General Welfare Committee on the issue of crowded HRA offices (Human Resources Administration - the agency that handles Food Stamp cases) and the drop in Food Stamp caseloads. To read Joel's testimony, download the Word document by clicking here or read an excerpt from Joel's testimony below.