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Fox Continues Promoting Food Stamp Report Full of Half-Truths, Distortions, and Outright Lies

Posted by mfriedman on August 13, 2013

Bill O'Reilly: "The Obama Administration Is Encouraging Parasites To Come Out And, Y'know, Take As Much As They Can Want With No Remorse"

Fox News promised to continue highlighting segments from its report, "The Great Food Stamp Binge," an hour-long attempt to characterize SNAP recipients as freeloaders. The report is a tour de force of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To view our response and point-by-point rebuttal click here.

Fox News "Food Stamps Special" Blames Victims, Ignores Hunger

Posted by mfriedman on August 10, 2013

"Tour de Force of Half-Truths, Distortions, and Outright Lies" and

"Broadcast Could Win the Pulitzer Prize … for Fiction,"

Says Advocate, Featured in Show

 Point-by-Point Rebuttal Demonstrates Fox Fakery

Only Family That Deserved Food Stamps Was His Own, Declares Congressman

Posted by mfriedman on August 8, 2013

 Former Food Stamp Recipient Ridicules Hungry Families, Denies Federal Statistics, and Misstates Impact of Food Stamp/SNAP Cuts He Supported 

Advocates Mail Him a Mirror So He Can “See the Hunger Problem Himself”

Challenge Him to Visit a Soup Kitchen or Food Pantry

Value of SNAP Declines, Food Insecurity Increases, Due to Inflation

Posted by mfriedman on August 5, 2013

According to a new report by the USDA, the real value of SNAP declined from 2009 – 2011, and food insecurity increased, due to inflation. As a result, individuals and families receiving SNAP have further reduced purchasing power.


Posted by mfriedman on July 29, 2013

It Pays to Eat Healthy – 500 Game Tickets to Reward Kids for Making Healthy Choices

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger along with partners - the New York Yankees, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Share Our Strength, NYC Parks and NYC School Food – has been working to raise awareness of the City’s FREE Summer Meals program. Last week, New York Yankee legend Mickey Rivers announced that the Yankees have donated 500 game tickets to continue efforts to get the word out about the availability of FREE meals.

The Farm Bill’s Corporate Hypocrisy

Posted by mfriedman on July 22, 2013

By Joel Berg

I agree with the ultra-conservative Club for Growth. That's not a phrase I thought I'd ever write, but I agree with their opposition to the wasteful, deficit-busting, market-distorting, corporate welfare in the Farm Bill recently passed by the House. Here is the best explanation of the corporate welfare hypocrisy in the bill: 

The Nation Article Focuses on House Farm Bill

Posted by mfriedman on July 15, 2013
Thanks to Greg Kaufmann at The Nation for focusing on how the Farm Bill passed by the House last week - with no SNAP provision - will devastate millions of hungry Americans. Read the full article below.


Special Interests Triumph Over Hungry Americans in House Farm Bill Vote

Posted by mfriedman on July 11, 2013

Statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in Response to House Passage of Farm Bill

2013 Summer Meal Sites!

Posted by admin on July 4, 2013

Statistics show that food insecurity increases among children over the summer. This is because children that would normally have access to free lunch through the School Meals Program do not have that access over the summer. The Summer Meals Program is dedicated to ensuring that children under the age of 18 still have access to a nutritious meal while school is out for the summer. The map on this website lists all of the locations where summer meals will be served during summer months.


Support Food Secure NYC 2018

Posted by mfriedman on June 27, 2013

Poverty, hunger, and obesity are soaring in New York City, while local and regional farmers struggle to make a living.

That is why we are asking organizations to sign-on to an important new partnership, Food Secure New York City 2018, a comprehensive initiative aimed at ensuring that key stakeholders (including the candidates for mayor) commit to a plan to end hunger and ensure access to nutritious, affordable, and convenient food for all New Yorkers through a revamped food system that creates jobs, aids workers, bolsters businesses, and protects the environment.