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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Release: Hunger Action Network Responds to Budget Agreement; The Rich Get More Toys, the Hungry Get Crumbs
The final State Budget once again gives gifts to the richest New Yorkers in the form of a sales tax exemption on the purchase of a yacht over $230,000 (and private planes) while giving the state’s poorest residents crumbs.
“Once again, too many of New York’s citizens are left behind, including nearly one million children, many of whom will go to bed hungry tonight in this state with such riches,” said Susan Zimet, Executive Director, Hunger Action Network, NYS. “While the rich romp the seas and travel the world, the income gap continues to grow and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos experience poverty at more than double the rate of white New Yorkers.”
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
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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