NYC IBO: New Trump Budget Proposal Set to Empty Low-Income New Yorker’s Grocery Carts by $1.2 Billion Yearly

For Immediate Release: August 16th, 2017 Contact: Magen Allen Mallen@hungerfreeamerica.org (212) 825-0028, ext. 212 NYC IBO: New Trump Budget Proposal Set to Empty Low-Income New Yorker’s Grocery Carts by $1.2 Billion Yearly Advocates Respond to House Budget Proposal: “Further cuts to SNAP Would be Devastating” According to the Independent Budget Office of New York City’s report published this morning , Trump’s budget proposal would seek to empty low-income New Yorker’s grocery carts: “The President’s budget would cut food stamp benefits nationwide by $193 billion over 10 years by moving some...

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...

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