Posted by admin on July 7, 2012
Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:31
Media Matters for America asserts in a recent blog post that a USA Today editorial "is downplaying poverty and food insecurity in America, and using Fox News talking points to justify a push to cut vital and effective anti-poverty programs."
Posted by admin on May 15, 2012
Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 13:34
Posted by admin on May 9, 2012
Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:43
The NY Post is at it again and as usual, void of facts. Read our response below to this writer's opinion about the use of food stamp benefits at farmers' markets. http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/capitol/colossal_waste_food_stamps_at_farm...
Colossal Win - Food Stamps At Farmers’ Markets Benefit the City, the Farmer, and the Consumers!
What a colossal win!
1.) Evidence Shows There is a Huge Market for Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets:
Posted by admin on April 23, 2012
Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 11:43
In response to the New York Times story, published on Friday, April 20th, focusing on the Bloomberg Administration's determination to hinder the availability of in-classroom breakfast to children in the public schools, an editorial published on Sunday focuses on program's strong points and its success throughout the nation.
To read Sunday's editorial, follow the link below:
Posted by admin on April 6, 2012
Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 16:35
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) continues to take an uncompromising opposition to funding cuts to nutrition programs being propsed by her colleagues in Washington, D.C.
We are thrilled with the Senator's continued, vocal, opposition to any funding proposals to weaken the nutrition safety net.
To read more, see below:
Posted by admin on April 1, 2012
Submitted by admin on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 14:25
For Immediate Release: April 1, 2012
Occupy Wall Street then Sleeps Outside to Decry People Sleeping Outside; Legions of Ambitious Local Pols Hold “Urgent”
Sunday Pressers to Respond
A few months after a man who claimed to be Mayor of New York City, using an assumed name “Bloomberg,” declared that panhandlers no longer existed in the city, thousands of panhandlers held a rally at Zuccotti Park to declare that the Mayor didn’t exist.
Posted by admin on February 29, 2012
Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:28
NYCCAH released a new document this week titled Facts on U.S. Hunger and How Federal Programs Such as SNAP (Food Stamps) Effectively Combat It with a ton of useful and really interesting information on the SNAP/Food Stamps program in America. Download it here and keep it on hand for discussions with friends, family members, neighbors, congregants, and co-workers!
Posted by admin on February 1, 2012
Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 12:07
CharitySub.org, a new organization/website that strives to take the guesswork out of giving and make donating fun and easy, is featuring the Coalition Against Hunger this month as part of their February focus: hunger in America. Learn more and watch the short video they produced for us by visiting www.charitysub.org.
Posted by admin on January 31, 2012
Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 13:59
Executive Director Joel Berg testified today before the New York City Council General Welfare Committee on the issue of crowded HRA offices (Human Resources Administration - the agency that handles Food Stamp cases) and the drop in Food Stamp caseloads. To read Joel's testimony, download the Word document by clicking here or read an excerpt from Joel's testimony below.
I hope this hearing can determine the specific reasons for the drops [in Food Stamp enrollment in New York City], but I think a number of factors contribute:
Posted by admin on January 26, 2012
Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 12:26
Come check out The Starving Artists Project's debut at the Dumbo Arts Center tomorrow, Friday, January 27th from 12 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will showcase a collection of diverse, hand-drawn cardboard signs created by homeless New Yorkers with portraits of the artists by renowned photographer Andrew Zuckerman. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going to NYCCAH and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.