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...

Annual Hunger Survey Press Events

In Thanksgiving Week Events at Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, and Feeding Agencies: Advocates and Officials to Release Report Showing The State of Hungry Workers in New York City and State Calls on President-Elect Trump to Make Hunger-Reduction a Priority and Oppose Ryan Cuts Survey Is Most Cited Annual Measure of Hunger in New York City What : Media events on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week with photo-ops at emergency food and social service programs in all five boroughs. Elected officials and other prominent New Yorkers will join Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, to release...

Trump-Voting States Most Utilize SNAP (Food Stamps)

For Immediate Release: November 18, 2016 New Data: Trump-Voting States Most Utilize SNAP (Food Stamps); Advocates Call on Trump to Oppose Ryan Cuts New data analyzed by Hunger Free America, a national advocacy group, shows that, out of the 10 states with the highest percentage of their populations receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits - formerly known as food stamps – fully eight voted for Trump in the last election. Most of the states with the highest SNAP utilization levels are in the South. In response, Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America said: “Disproving...

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