Yesterday at Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by "Top Chef" Tom Colicchio, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger's Joel Berg, and hunger advocates of all stripes, denounced cuts to SNAP/food stamps funding in the Farm Bill.
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:
For Immediate Release:
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April 20, 2012 212-825-0028, Ext. 212
Advocates Slam NYC’s Cuts in School Breakfasts
“The City’s Response to Soaring Child Hunger Is Taking Food Away”
The following is a statement by Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, responding to news that the City’s Department of Education has stopped promoting in-classroom school breakfasts: