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Nearly 1 in 4 Households with Children in New York Can't Afford Enough Food

Posted by mallen on September 18, 2013

Every Region of State Faces Hardship

"Worst Possible Time to Slash Benefits," Say Advocates

NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg Visits White House, Attends President Obama’s Speech on Economic Recovery

Posted by mallen on September 17, 2013

Yesterday, our Executive Director Joel Berg traveled down to Washington DC to attend President Obama’s speech on the nation’s economic recovery five years after the economic crisis of 2008.
 He spoke about the progress we have made over the last five years, as well as the work ahead of us. “As any middle-class family will tell you, or anybody who’s striving to get into the middle class, we are not yet where we need to be,” remarked President Obama.

Poverty Jumps in New York State, Census Bureau Reports New Data, Coincides with U.S. House Push to Slash Nutrition Aid

Posted by mallen on September 17, 2013

“We Should Be Ashamed New York is National Leader in Poverty”

 “Recovery Invisible for Struggling Families,” Say Advocates

Hunger Still Soars Statewide in New York

Posted by mallen on September 4, 2013

Hunger Still Soars Statewide in New York; Federal Report Shows 40 Percent Increase in Food Insecurity in Decade

“Hunger Recession Never Ended," Say Advocates


Obama Notes Need To Slash Poverty in Address Commemorating Dr. King

Posted by mallen on August 30, 2013

This week, President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a riveting address on the mall in Washington, where Dr. King himself stood 50 years to the day.

A resounding theme of the address was that while America has changed, our work remains unfinished. “The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own,” stated President Obama, in a reference to Dr. King’s own remarks.

50 Years Later Dr. King’s Other Dream – to Slash Poverty – All But Forgotten

Posted by mallen on August 27, 2013


Statement by Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Commemorating the March on Washington

The Coming Food Stamp Cuts

Posted by mallen on August 19, 2013

















The above chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities details the level of SNAP benefit cuts that low-incomd families can expect coming this winter, with downstream economic consequences for food retailers.

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

Posted by mallen 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 mallen 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