The Hunger Action Network of New York State is a statewide membership organization that combines grassroots organizing at the local level with state level research, education and advocacy to address the root causes of hunger, including poverty.

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Press Release: 25th People’s State of State Says that Poor Lives Matter

Hunger Action Network of NYS, FOCUS Churches, Faith and Hunger Network,
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Fiscal Policy Institute, Interfaith Impact of NYS, NYS Episcopal Policy Network, Citizen Action and NYS Labor-Religion Coalition Call for $15 Minimum Wage, Living Wage Jobs, Stronger Safety Net, Education Funding, Rent Control


Empty Bowls Fundraiser in Albany – January 25th – Save the Date

Save The Date Empty Bowls


HUNGER ACTION ALERT: Call Cuomo – Min Wage Hike for Tip Workers

Call Governor Cuomo at 518 474-8390 (to leave message use ext 2., if that voicemail is full please use ext 3 to talk to a live operator.)
“Please convene the minimum wage board today to provide a hike in the minimum wage to food tip workers. And take action on wage theft, including passing the SWEAT bill. (A8045 / S6658)”
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Hunger Action Network Accepting Applicants for Executive Director Position

Position Description:
The Executive Director (ED), reports to the Board of Directors and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for HANNYS staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ED must have a strong commitment to social change and ability to fundraise. The ED will develop grassroots advocacy of public policy and lobbying regarding statewide food, nutrition, economic justice, and poverty issues. The ED will also develop the organization’s core programs, operations and business plans.
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March 2014 Edition of Grassroots Newsletter



Hunger Action Network of NYS Applauds Governor Cuomo on SNAP Restoration

The Hunger Action Network of NYS thanked Governor Cuomo for agreeing to allocate $6 million in federal heating assistance (LIHEAP) funds to protect 300,000 households against a loss of more than $1,500 a year in SNAP cuts (food stamp benefits). NYS recently received more than $50 million in extra funds from the federal government for HEAP.
“This was a wise investment for NY residents and the local economy. By reallocating $6 million in federal funds for LIHEAP, state residents – and state food merchants – will see an extra $450 million to purchase food,” said Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS. click here for more info


A Food Policy Agenda for New York City

The New York City Food Policy Agenda lays out recommendations for action by the Mayor and other city officials to improve NYC’s food systems.

Click here for full NYC Food Policy Council Report as pdf

Click here for Media Release: Hunger Action Supports Lander’s Bill to Create a NYC Food Policy Council, Releases Report on Need for a Council in NYC

Click here for full A Food Justice Agenda for Mayor de Blasio’s First 100 Days as pdf

Click here for full Food Policy Agenda for New York City as pdf

Click here for NYC Food Policy Pyramid Flyer

Click here for NYC Food Policy Agenda Summary Flyer

Organizations can endorse the Agenda by clicking here


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