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 Us Wednesday, March 12 for the Annual HANNYS / ES2 / NYers for Fiscal Fairness Statewide Lobby Day
Starts at 9:30AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut St.
There will be a briefing in the morning, a rally at noon, and lobby visits from 1 to 4PM. Buses will be coming from NYC and a van from Westchester. Please let us know if you plan to attend. (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
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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
Farm Bill Cuts Funding for Hunger; Favors Agribusiness and Unhealthy Foods; Environmentalists Lose
The last time the Farm Bill passed in 2008, House Speaker leader Nancy Pelosi publicly promised the American people that Congress would never pass such a bad farm bill again, after a spirited struggle to reign in corporate subsidies failed. Pass it now; we’ll do better next time, she said. click here to read more
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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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