Work Requirements for Medicaid “Immoral and Unworkable,” Say Advocates

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2017 Work Requirements for Medicaid “Immoral and Unworkable,” Say Advocates Provision Similar to Those Already in Place for SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits In response to news reports that President Trump and House Republicans have agreed to include in their health care bill requirements that able bodied adults prove they are working in order to receive Medicaid – a provision long in place in the SNAP (formerly called the Food Stamp) Program, Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, and author of America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation , issued the...

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Claims No Evidence After-School Feeding Programs Work

For Immediate Release: March 16th, 2017 OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Claims No Evidence After-School Feeding Programs Work Advocates Challenge Him to Meet with Children, Parents, and Teachers to See Programs Working This afternoon, federal OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, participating in a White House Press Briefing, said, “ Let’s talk about after school programs… They’re supposed to help kids who don’t get fed at home, get fed so they do better in school. Guess what? There’s no demonstrable evidence that they are actually doing that, there’s no demonstrable evidence that they are actually helping...

Trumps Budget Proposal Response by Hunger Free America

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017 Contact: Magen Allen Mallen@hungerfreeamerica.org (212) 825-0028, ext. 212 Trump’s Budget: “Bait and Switch for Rural Americans that Elected Him” “Rural Communities will Lose Jobs and Pay More in Taxes” Trump Launches “War on People in Poverty to Fund Billionaire Tax Cuts” Reduces Funding for Nutrition for Pregnant Woman and Infants “Talks Like Robin Hood but Pushes Policies to Aid Sheriffs of Nottingham” International Food Aid Cuts Will “Increase Risk of War” President Trump’s new budget outline is a “bait and switch for rural Americans and would most...

Fact Check: Trump Poverty and Welfare Statements in Inaugural Address

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2017 Fact Check: Trump Poverty and Welfare Statements in Inaugural Address In his inaugural address today, President Donald Trump said: “But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities … We will get our people off of welfare and back to work.” President Trump thus implied that most U.S. poverty is in “inner cities” and that large numbers of Americans currently receive “welfare”; both implications are extremely misleading. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015, the most recent...

2017 MLK Anti-Hunger Weekend of Service Press Conference

Contact: Magen Allen MAllen@hungerfreeamerica.org (212) 825-0028 x212 ***Media Advisory*** 2017 MLK Anti-Hunger Weekend of Service to Feature Over 400 Volunteers at 38 Sites Across the City Volunteers Combining Direct Action and Social Justice to Fight Hunger Sunday Kick-Off Event to Feature Elected Officials and Community Leaders What: Hunger Free America’s (Previously known as The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)) Annual MLK Serve-a-Thon will engage over 400 volunteers at 38 sites across the city from Friday January 13 th through Monday, January 16 th . This year’s Serve-a-...

16th Annual MLK Weekend of Service Volunteer Opportunities!

Join the 2017 MLK Weekend of Service to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. January 13-16 With over 40 opportunities to volunteer... This year's MLK Weekend of Service is honoring his legacy in a BIG way! Head on over to HungerVolunteer.org to find a project for you! NYC Volunteer Opportunities still accepting volunteers: This Friday SNAP Outreach in Jackson Heights 9am-11am This Saturday SNAP Outreach in Brooklyn 10am-12pm This Saturday SNAP and Health Care Outreach in Brooklyn 12pm-2pm This Sunday SNAP Outreach in Upper Manhattan 2pm-4pm This Monday SNAP Outreach in Bronx 2pm-4pm To find a...

Houston Press Conference: 70 National Service Participants From Across the Country to Serve at Houston Anti-Hunger Programs

***Media Advisory*** 70 National Service Participants From Across the Country to Serve at Houston Anti-Hunger Programs One Out of Six Texans Live in Hunger, Houston one of Hungriest Cities in the Nation What: Tomorrow, 70 national service participants from across the country will be gathered in Houston for 4 volunteer activities across the city. All of the volunteers will gather at the kick-off event at Target Hunger Community Garden, where CEO of Hunger Free America, Joel Berg, and leaders from the garden will speak. Roughly half of the volunteers will stay to work in the garden, while...

Thought Leaders Across Sectors Joined to Support Innovative HOPE Proposal on Using Technology to Reduce Poverty

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2016 Thought Leaders Across Sectors Joined to Support Innovative HOPE Proposal on Using Technology to Reduce Poverty Uber NYC, NYC HRA, Progressive Policy Institute, and United Way of NYC Joined with HFA to Promote New Report Technology, government, and anti-poverty leaders joined in the release of a Progressive Policy Institute report by Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg, proposing innovative HOPE accounts and action plans to reduce poverty. A key component proposed by HOPE is a public/private partnership between government and technology companies to...

Media Advisory- Thought Leaders Across Sectors Join to Discuss HOPE: Technology to Reduce Poverty

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2016 ***Media Advisory*** Thought Leaders Across Sectors Join to Discuss HOPE: Technology to Reduce Poverty Uber NYC, NYC HRA, Progressive Policy Institute, and United Way of NYC Join with HFA to Promote New Report What: Technology, government, and anti-poverty leaders will join in the release of a Progressive Policy Institute report by Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg, proposing innovative HOPE accounts and action plans to reduce poverty. A key component proposed by HOPE is a public/private partnership between government and technology companies to...

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