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Annual Spring Benefit

Posted by admin on April 20, 2011

Our annual spring benefit - New York City...A Future Hunger-Free Town - is right around the corner! Click here to buy your tickets before they sell out.

USDA Criticizes Finger Imaging for Food Stamps

Posted by admin on March 31, 2011

USDA criticizing food stamp application methods
Article by: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek, March 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — Farmers, supermarkets and truckers across the country are losing billions of dollars in business because California, Texas, Arizona and New York City are using procedures that discourage people eligible for food stamps from applying for them, according to a key USDA official.

Check Out the NYCCAH VISTA Blog

Posted by admin on March 16, 2011

The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps is an AmeriCorps VISTA project. It is sponsored by the USDA, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Walmart Foundation, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The new VISTA volunteers will work in both rural and urban areas in 18 states as part of a public-private partnership to increase access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Americans in need. Updates of the 46 VISTAs involved in the program will be regularly posted on the Anti-Hunger Corps blog.

Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food Festival to Benefit NYCCAH: Buy Your Ticket Today!

Posted by admin on March 9, 2011

Great news: the Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food Festival has announced that it will donate one dollar from each ticket bought to the Coalition's anti-hunger programs. Click here to buy your ticket today!

Hunger Paper Released by the Center for American Progress: The Case for State Food Action Plans

Posted by admin on February 24, 2011

The Case for State Food Action Plans: Laboratories of Food Democracy
Joel Berg delivers a comprehensive strategy for addressing hunger at the state level.

National Anti-Hunger AmeriCorps Program Kicks-Off in Philadelphia

Posted by admin on February 16, 2011

Mayor Nutter, Obama Administration Officials Swear-In AmeriCorps VISTA Team to Work in 18 States

ABC Coverage of MLK Serve-a-Thon: Remembering Martin Luther King

Posted by admin on January 18, 2011

Watch ABC Channel 7's Media Coverage here.

NYCCAH Food Action Board Members Celebrate A Year of Hard Work and Major Accomplishments!

Posted by admin on January 7, 2011

On Tuesday, January 4th, NYCCAH hosted a ceremony for many of our most dedicated Food Action Board (FAB) Members.The FABs are political engagement groups that meet every two weeks for training on advocacy and hunger issues. The goal of the FABs is to bring the voices of people facing food insecurity back into the public policy dialogue around hunger.

How to End Hunger in America: New Video by Cooking Up a Story

Posted by admin on January 4, 2011

In this final installment, Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), offers his solutions for ending hunger in America. The good news Berg argues, we can accomplish this feat, but we need the federal government to streamline the many separate food nutrition assistance programs into a single program, and increase its access, and benefits to the poor.

Lean Times: Food Stamp Recipients Face Cut in Benefits

Posted by admin on December 14, 2010

Midway through her monthly grocery shopping, Yvonne Shields pauses in the freezer section of Fairway Market in Harlem. She’s stocked her cart with a mix of basics, including a carton of eggs, toaster waffles, oranges to fight the nasty cold she’s been battling, and frozen green beans. Shields rifles through her potential purchases, mentally tallying how much her groceries will cost.