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Participation in Summer Meals in New York Continues to Fall Short

Posted by mallen on June 11, 2013

[New York, New York] – June 11, 2013 – Participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs continues to fall short in New York, with only 313,175 low-income children receiving summer meals on an average day in July 2012, according to a new national report released today. The New York City Coalition Against Hunger noted that the 2.1% decrease compounded longer-term problems from the previous July, and summer meals only reached 27.6 children for every 100 low-income children who got regular school year school meals in the 2011-2012 school year.

NYCCAH Joins Speaker Quinn to Announce Post-Hurricane Sandy Legislative Package

Posted by mallen on June 5, 2013

Today NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg, and Director of Policy, Advocacy & Organizing Lisa Levy, joined NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn to announce a post-hurricane Sandy 10-bill legislative package to better prepare the city for future disasters and emergencies.

NYCCAH Executive Director Advocates Against SNAP Cuts in Washington D.C.

Posted by mallen on June 5, 2013

This week, New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg met with key elected officials in Washington D.C. to advocate against cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill as part of a Share Our Strength conference. Mr. Berg was joined by anti-hunger advocates, including celebrity chef Marc Murphy.

Advocates met with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and thanked her for her extraordinary leadership on the issue. Senator Gillibrand sponsored an amendment to the Farm Bill which would restore all SNAP funding.

SNAP & HEAP are Necessary to Protect the Mentally Ill

Posted by mallen on June 3, 2013

By Lisa Levy

USDA Releases Vital Study on Child Hunger

Posted by mallen on June 3, 2013

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.

Summer Food Service Guide Available Now!

Posted by mallen on May 29, 2013

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.

May 21st City Council Hearing

Posted by mallen on May 21, 2013

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.

Statement in Response to Farm Bill Slashing SNAP by $4.1 Billion

Posted by mallen on May 14, 2013

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:

Action Alert: Tell Your Rep. to Vote NO to SNAP Cuts & Fully Fund SNAP

Posted by mallen on May 14, 2013

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 ______________,

Executive Director Joel Berg on Hardball with Chris Matthews

Posted by resthi on May 3, 2013

Executive Director Joel Berg was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews last night to talk about the sequester cuts. To see to the segment, watch the video below.

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