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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Join Hunger Action at All Souls Church on Dec. 4 for our year end fundraiser, with speaker Smita Narula of NYU!
Faces of Hunger – Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger
As the holidays approach and we enjoy a time of festivities and feasts with our families and friends, it is important that we have solidarity with all members of our community. We must remember that many members of our community are struggling to be able to prepare a holiday meal for their families. In fact, many hard-working, dedicated families in our community struggle to put a meal on the table everyday. As a way to raise awareness and create solidarity within the community, we haze asked food pantries to help us display the “Faces of Hunger.”
click here for ‘Faces of Hunger’
More than 160 people attended The Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage Increase’s Town Hall Forum on Oct. 22 to discuss the need for a real minimum wage increase, as well as the need for strengthened labor-law enforcement to address wage theft experienced by many workers.
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The Hunger Action Network of NYS said that the NYS Food Policy Council needs to adopt a state plan for food policy as directed by the Executive Order establishing it six years ago. The plan is supposed to include benchmarks and criteria for measuring state progress in achieving such food policy objectives.
“Recent Governors have been supportive of building a stronger local food economy that provides New Yorkers with healthy food choices. Better coordination and increased resources are needed to fulfill that vision however. The leadership has to come from the top. The Council has spent too much time just treading water,” said Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS.
The Report, A Performance Review of the First Six Years of the NYS Food Policy Council, surveyed and interviewed members of the Food Policy Council, agency staff, and community food advocates.
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Hunger Action Network of New York State, in partnership with the Food Bank for New York City and other anti-hunger organizations, are speaking out against cuts to the SNAP program through a new project called the Hunger Cliff.
1. Please sign on to the Lunch 4 Learning Campaign letter by clicking here. You and your organization can also endorse by clicking here.
2. You can print out a 2 page response summary to HANNYS’ Mayoral Survey by clicking here – This is good to hand out at your programs.
3. If you see a Mayoral candidate, ask them their positions on hunger and food justice. Click here to read the full survey responses from six of the Mayoral candidates, including essay questions.
Call Governor Cuomo for Labor Day / 50th Anniv. Of March on Washington.
Message: The Governor should immediately appoint a wage board to raise the minimum wage for tip workers. It should be at least $10 an hour. And the Governor needs to crack down on wage theft.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo 518 474-8390 (press 2 to leave message, 3 to talk to someone)
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Hunger Action Network, one the four groups that initiated the Mayoral Forum on Food Policy issues at the New School on Wednesday July 17, said today that the next Mayor of New York City should expand efforts to reduce hunger, promote healthy foods, and use food as an economic engine to create living wage jobs. – click here for more info
Click here for comprehensive notes on the event: RECAP OF THE FIRST MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD IN NYC
Earlier this year Hunger Action Network and three dozen anti-hunger, food policy, faith and labor groups released a detailed food policy agenda for NYC. (The full agenda is here. One page summaries are at pyramid and outline.)
Hunger Action Network released preliminary results from a survey it is conducting of Mayoral candidates (individual surveys posted here)
—> Due to overwhelming demand to attend the July 17th Mayoral Forum on Food, the event was livestreamed and recorded – click here to view recording
Has your favorite Candidate answered our NYC Mayoral Candidate Survey on Food Policy yet?
Click here or on image for info on Hunger Action Network of NYS & FOCUS Churches of Albany’s Empty Bowl Fundraiser on October 24th in Albany!
More info coming soon, on Empty Bowls events in NYC & Albany . . .
Your phone calls, letters, and personal visits to legislators made a difference. The final vote on the budget is expected this Thursday, then the legislature is on vacation for several weeks. We are helping to organize a lobby day on single payer health care on May 21.
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Highlighting critical food issues for the upcoming Mayoral and City Council races, the long term purpose is to have a blueprint for action on food justice for the next Mayor. The NYC Food Policy Agenda addresses problems including: hunger, public health, food access and waste, low earnings for farmers and food workers, threats to our farming communities, and the affects of climate change on our food system.
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
New York lawmakers sadly have missed the opportunity to provide millions of low-income New Yorkers with a living wage, one that recognizes their value and dignity. Instead our elected officials have condemned many workers to continue to earn less than what is needed to put food on their families’ table or to adequately clothe and house themselves. The working poor have been deprived of the ability to obtain a decent quality of life.
click here to read full statement
Office Space Offered:
Attention non-profits – we have empty work stations in our office that could be yours!
Hunger Action Network of NYS is looking to sublease part of its small office in the City Hall / Wall Street area.
Our 500 plus square foot office has 5 to 6 work spaces. Looking to sublease around 200 square feet for one to two work spaces.
Location – 64 Fulton Street, 8th floor (one wall of west facing windows, great light).
Space is available now -please contact Mark Dunlea