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Statement on Proposed Minimum Wage Legislation

Posted by mfriedman on March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

Statement from NYC Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg on Proposed Minimum Wage Legislation


New Dates Added to Screening Series for Documentary on Hunger in America

Posted by mfriedman on March 18, 2013

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

New Dates Added to Screening Series for Documentary on Hunger in America
– A Place at the Table –
Dates in Brooklyn & Queens April 3rd & 11th
Panelists Include the Film’s Directors & Leading Local Hunger Advocates


NYCCAH Meets With Congresswoman Grace Meng

Posted by mfriedman on March 11, 2013

On Friday, March 8th New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg, Director of Government Affairs & Community Organizing Lisa Levy, and Communications & Advocacy Associate Rasna Sethi met with newly elected Congresswoman Grace Meng. Ms. Meng represents New York’s 6th Congressional district which includes a large portion of Queens.


New National Anti-Hunger Network Launches Policy Campaign

Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013

Grass-Roots Groups Demand: “Washington, Keep Your Child Hunger Pledge”

Effort Links with March 1 Premier of Movie on Hunger: “A Place at the Table”

Grass-roots anti-hunger groups from coast-to-coast forged a new network and launched their first policy campaign -- ‘’Washington, Keep Your Hunger Pledge” -- aimed at persuading Congress and the President to work together to implement the public policies necessary to achieve President Obama’s pledge to end U.S. child hunger by 2015.


Screening & Panel Discussion on New Documentary Film on Hunger in America: “A Place at the Table”

Posted by mfriedman on February 28, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Landmark Sunshine Theater, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Panel to Feature Celebrity Chef/Executive Producer Tom Colicchio, Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush and Leading Hunger Advocate, Joel Berg


Action Alert: Stop Infant Nutrition and Other Hunger Cuts

Posted by mfriedman on February 26, 2013

If President Obama and Congress don’t act by this Friday, March 1st, 600,000 low-income pregnant women and infants will be removed from the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program. These cuts would literally take milk away from babies. But that’s not all. If sequestration goes into effect, federally-assisted senior meals programs like Meals on Wheels will be forced to serve 4 million fewer meals to the seniors who depend on them.


Advocates Call Sequestration Infant Nutrition Cuts Immoral and Counterproductive

Posted by mfriedman on February 21, 2013

Statement from New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg


NYCCAH Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator Once Again

Posted by nyccah blog on February 11, 2013

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger received a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator once again. This rating puts NYCCAH in a very select group of high-performing charities where only one out of four organizations registered and evaluated by Charity Navigator earns 4 stars. Charity Navigator’s rigorous scale Accountability and Transparency metrics scale demand even high levels of responsibility and commitment to public disclosure. Our supporters should feel reassured that their vital donations are being used efficiently and responsibly.


36 National AmeriCorps Vistas Complete Term of Service: Volunteers Span 14 States & 18 Regions

Posted by admin on February 8, 2013

36 National AmeriCorps Vistas Complete Term of Service: Volunteers Span 14 States & 18 Regions
Nearly 75,000 Hours of Service Achieved

This month, a class of 36 Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps volunteers, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, will complete a year of service. Projects spanned 14 states and 18 regions with volunteers collectively completing nearly 75,000 hours of service.


Economic Growth Requires Reducing Poverty

Posted by admin on February 5, 2013

Economic Growth Requires Reducing Poverty

In a February 5th address at the White House, President Obama spoke eloquently about the need to avoid the damaging effects of sequestration and ensure economic growth in 2013.


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