July Blog Post: We, the People.

We, the People By Magdalen Andreoni “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness” – Declaration of Independence , 1776 Patriotism is hard to miss this month as we celebrate the birth of the United States of America. The fourth of July has come to represent a day of fireworks, family and wearing as much red, white, and blue as...

Testimony of Joel Berg, CEO, Hunger Free America Hearing Before The New York City Council Committee on Committee on General Welfare

Testimony of Joel Berg, CEO, Hunger Free America Hearing Before The New York City Council Committee on Committee on General Welfare June 27, 2017 My name is Joel Berg, and I am the CEO at Hunger Free America. Formerly called the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Hunger Free America changed its name in 2016 to better reflect the broad scope of our national work. This was also accompanied with intensifying our local efforts under the new name, Hunger Free New York City. I want to thank Chairman Levin and the rest of the Committee for your work fighting on behalf of the most vulnerable New...

Testimony of Maggie Andreoni, Research, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Hunger Free America

Testimony of Maggie Andreoni, Research, Policy and Advocacy Associate at Hunger Free America People’s Hearing on Health Care Before the Office of the Public Advocate for New York City June 27, 2017 My name is Maggie Andreoni, and I am the Research, Policy, and Advocacy Associate at Hunger Free America. Formerly called the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Hunger Free America changed its name in 2016 to better reflect the broad scope of our national work. This was also accompanied with intensifying our local efforts under the new name, Hunger Free New York City. I want to thank Public...

Backgrounder: Congressional Health Proposal Would Increase U.S. Hunger

For immediate Release: Contact: mallen@hungerfreeamerica.org June 23, 2015 646-627-7741 Congressional Health Proposal Would Increase U.S. Hunger Hunger Free America Backgrounder Both the House and Senate health care repeal/tax cut bills would hurt tens of millions of Americans by either taking away their health insurance entirely or reducing their quality of care. Here’s why those changes would increase domestic hunger significantly: If struggling families were forced to spend more of their meager funds on health care, they would have even less money for food, making them even hungrier. In...

National Anti-Hunger Leader to Visit Broken Arrow To Promote Summer Meals for OK Kids

For Immediate Release: June 14 th , 2017 Contact: Magen Allen MAllen@hungerfreeamerica.org (212) 825-0028 x212 ***Media Advisory*** National Anti-Hunger Leader to Visit Broken Arrow To Promote Summer Meals for OK Kids Community Leaders Hold Fun Summer Activities to Encourage Participation in Summer Meals Program What: Joel Berg, the CEO of Hunger Free America, a national advocacy and direct service organization, will visit a summer feeding program run by the New Heights Summer Camp of Broken Arrow Church of Christ to showcase federally-funded summer meals for kids in Oklahoma, as well as to...

WNBA General Manager, Star Player, Former SNAP Recipient Ruth Riley Joins Hunger Free America Board 

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017 Contact: Magen Allen, mallen@hungerfreeamerica.org (212) 825-0028, ext. 212 WNBA General Manager, Star Player, Former SNAP Recipient Ruth Riley Joins Hunger Free America Board Leads – and Formerly Starred For – San Antonio Stars, Ruth Riley – general manager for the WNBA team the San Antonio Stars, former WNBA All-Star, NCAA and WNBA Champion, and Olympic gold medalist – has just joined the board of directors of Hunger Free America, a national advocacy and direct service non-profit organization. Riley received federal SNAP (food stamps) and school meal...

Pride Highlights Work Left to Be Done For LGBT Food Access

Pride Highlights Work Left to Be Done For LGBT Food Access By Will Thomas, Director of Research, Policy, and Advocacy June is LGBT Pride Month. Hunger Free America is based in New York City, where the Stonewall Riots erupted and gave birth of the modern LGBT movement on June 28 th , 1969, which is being commemorated across the country this month. The Stonewall Riots represented a marginalized community lashing out against the system that oppressed them, which eventually made possible a more equal country for all. Despite marriage equality becoming the law of the land in 2015, LGBT Americans,...

Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Blog Post May 2017

Thank You to Our Presenters in the Uniting our Resources: Best Practices in Food Access End of the Year Conference Hunger Free America’s Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps was pleased to host more than 70 VISTAs from 29 states around the U.S. for Uniting Our Resources: Best Practices in Food Access , a 5-day conference at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, M.D. At the conference the VISTAs were given an opportunity to network with each other and with former VISTAs, share the vast array of knowledge they’ve accumulated during their terms of service, learn valuable best practices...

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