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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Hunger, food-related illness, environmental degradation, corporate control of our food and farm systems… All of these challenges are linked to the federal Farm Bill. And yet Congress has let opportunity after opportunity slip by to pass a fair Farm Bill and address these injustices.
This is our opportunity to tell Congress to take our food and farm system seriously and pass a just, fair Farm Bill!
Call your representatives TODAY and tell them to sign-on as co-sponsors to the following important “marker bills” that, with enough support, would be part of the next Farm Bill: click here for bills & contact info
Urges Governor to Raise Minimum Wage for All Workers to $10 Immediately, and to Combat Wage Theft from Low-Income Workers
The New York Health bill (A5389/S2078) or Single Payer Bill now has 74 cosponsors in the Assembly (76 to pass), and 17 cosponsors in the Senate (32 to pass). If passed, this legislation would create a universal health care system in New York State, saving lives and money.
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We expect 125 at the moment – we would like to get that up to 150. click here for more info
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
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by the storm and its effects. If you can help, check in with your local Emergency Food Providers and shelters. You can also sign up to help in NYC through this link, provided by Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio‘s office: Volunteer in NYC – as well as Occupy Sandy.