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NOTICE: NYC Residents "who may have lost their belongings or food or home due to the storm may be eligible for assistance."

Posted by bboyd on August 30, 2011

From the City of New York:

"As part of New York City’s post-Irene response... HRA staff are prepared to assist both current clients and those who have never received services from HRA. Those who may have lost their belongings or food or home due to the storm may be eligible for assistance."

There is a 10-Day window of opportunity to file a claim related to Hurricane Irene, so don't wait to until it's too late!


Gotham Gazette Profiles Food Action Board Members on State of Hunger in NYC

Posted by bboyd on August 29, 2011

"Ending hunger is a huge priority, and charity cannot and should not shoulder the bulk of this burden."

Read MORE after the jump:

http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/20110829/255/3592


Ezra Klein Agrees w/ NYCCAH: "Recent food policy research suggests the proposal would have had a tough time making an impact."

Posted by bboyd on August 22, 2011

In response to the USDA denying New York City a waiver to ban the purchase of soda with food stamps, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein poses the question: "Does banning the use of food stamps to purchase soft drinks actually reduce consumption of soft drinks, thereby lowering obesity rates?"

His concusion: "Recent food policy research suggests the proposal would have had a tough time making an impact... the policy doesn’t look like a particularly sure-fire way to tackle a growing obesity rate."

Read the full text HERE:


Joel Berg Op-Ed in the Washington Post: Welfare Reform’s Forgotten Goals

Posted by bboyd on August 22, 2011

In an Op-Ed published by the Washington Post, Joel reflects on the state of Welfare Reform, fifteen years after its passage.

Read the full text HERE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/welfare-reforms-forgotten-goals/2...


East NY CSA Member Profiled in Daily News re: Neigborhood Being Denied "Food Desert" Designation

Posted by bboyd on August 16, 2011

In general, NYCCAH is very supportive of the USDA focusing on "food deserts" and glad they are open to fine tuning their official definition.

Lynne Harris, a member of NYCCAH's East New York CSA project, speaks to the New York Daily News about her neighborhood being denied "food desert" designation:

From the New York Daily News:


STUDY: Tax Flight Is a Myth - Higher State Taxes Bring More Revenue, Not More Migration

Posted by bboyd on August 10, 2011

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

"Compelling evidence shows that this claim is false. The effects of tax increases on migration are, at most, small—so small that states that raise income taxes on the most affluent households can be assured of a substantial net gain in revenue." - h/t to the AFL-CIO Blog for posting (http://blog.aflcio.org/)

Continue Reading the Full Summary & Report HERE:

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3556


Check out VIDEO feat. Joel's answer to the Bloomberg Young Men's Initiative on NY1

Posted by bboyd on August 5, 2011

Mayor Details New Program To Help Minority Youth

“There's a lot of great things in this plan, but the biggest missing piece are jobs and wages,” said Berg, who works with the NYC Coalition Against Hunger.

For the full video and text from NY1:

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/politics/144340/mayor-details-new-...


Joel in the NY Daily News: "The bottom line is if you can't afford it, you can't eat it."

Posted by bboyd on August 5, 2011

"Eating healthy will cost you, according to a study out Thursday that found folks who tried to improve their diet ended up with a dent in their wallet."

Read the full article below:

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2011/08/04/2011-08-04_health...


Berg Offers Cautious Praise for Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Posted by bboyd on August 4, 2011

Following this morning's major policy announcement, the following is a statement on the initiative by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger:

“I was moved to watch the Mayor’s forceful denunciation this morning of the racial disparities between African-American and Latino young men and their peers. It is vital to have our leaders raise attention to this grave injustice and to propose concrete ways to redress it. The Mayor deserves particular praise for putting public – and his own – money where his mouth is by backing this effort.


NY1 Video: Panhandling Panel On "Inside City Hall" with Berg

Posted by bboyd on May 19, 2011

NY1 VIDEO: Appearing on Wednesday's "Inside City Hall," Gene Russianoff from the Straphangers Campaign and Joel Berg from the Coalition Against Hunger voiced their concern after Mayor Michael Bloomberg said panhandling is on the decline in New York City. Check out the video here.


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