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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“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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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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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
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
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