Posted by mfriedman on June 3, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:15
The USDA just released a vital new study on child hunger.
The report finds that nationwide, 75 percent of households with food insecure children had one or more adults in the labor force, including 60 percent with a full-time worker.
Working families should be able to feed their children. We must raise the minimum wage in America and New York State, and expand the existing living wage law in New York City.
Posted by mfriedman on May 29, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:01
Each summer, millions of children that rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year lose easy access to those meals. Therefore, child hunger during the summer increases.
A solution to reducing summer hunger is to expand access to the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). For two years, the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, an AmeriCorps VISTA project, has included enhancing the Summer Food Service Program in multiple states as a central goal.
Posted by mfriedman on May 21, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 16:56
On May 21st NYCCAH staffers Lisa Levy, Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Organizing, and Joshua Rivera, Policy, Advocacy, and Organizing Associate, attended a New York City Council hearing of the General Welfare and Finance Committees on the 2014 budget.
Posted by mfriedman on May 14, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:51
Senate Committee Chooses Foreign Corporate Welfare Subsidies Over Feeding Hungry Americans
Advocates Praise Senator Gillibrand’s Fight for Nutrition Assistance
Joel Berg, Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger stated the following in response to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of the Farm Bill today:
Posted by mfriedman on May 14, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:04
Congress is currently considering Farm Bill proposals that drastically reduce SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) funding. Take action now and tell your Representatives that you support fully funding SNAP, and oppose any legislation that reduces SNAP funding.
Send the letter below to your officials.Find your Congressperson and Senator here.
Dear Representative ______________,
Posted by resthi on May 3, 2013
Submitted by resthi on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:02
Posted by resthi on April 30, 2013
Submitted by resthi on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:49
Our Executive Director Joel Berg was on the Daily Show last night. We thought it was pretty funny, and we'd still be laughing if it weren't for the reality that sequestration is taking food away from millions of hungry Americans.
You can fight back now and join the fight to end hunger!
DONATE to NYCCAH and SIGN our petition urging President Obama & Congress to end child hunger by 2015.
Posted by mfriedman on April 25, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:57
NY Times Article Highlights Crucial Hardships Faced by New York Poor
By Rasna Sethi
NY Times economic reporter Catherine Rampell discusses affordability among New York’s richest and poorest residents, and the vast disparities that exists between the two demographics, in a recent New York Times Magazine article.
Posted by mfriedman on April 23, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:33
Nationwide Citizen Service Effort Continues to
Strengthen Fight Against Hunger
Industry, Government and Non-Profit Leaders Collaborate on Project to Engage Volunteers and Achieve Greater Impact to Reduce Hunger Nationwide
Posted by mfriedman on April 10, 2013
Submitted by mfriedman on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 15:14
For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2013
President’s Budget Calls for Fixing Hunger Cliff
Advocates Thank Obama For Keeping Promise to Restore Nutrition Benefits
In Contrast, House Proposal Would Further Increase Hunger and Cost Jobs
President Barack Obama’s annual budget proposal (for Fiscal Year 2014)l, released today, calls for fixing a provision under which all current recipients of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are scheduled to have their benefits reduced on November 1, 2013.