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Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS) works to end hunger
by addressing its root causes, including poverty. We bring together
low-income individuals, communities of faith, food providers and
community advocates to increase the amount of food provided to hungry
New Yorkers, while building unified statewide advocacy for long-term
solutions to hunger, and its root causes, including poverty.
the state, HANNYS' non-partisan work includes: legislative advocacy
on anti-hunger and economic justice issues; technical assistance
for emergency food programs; promotion of community food programs
such as Community Support Agriculture (CSA) and community gardens;
monitoring the performance of local Departments of Social Services
are working to reduce hunger and poverty in our communities:
for an increase in the minimum wage and public assistance benefit
levels to lift families up and out of poverty;
Expanding food security policies, gleaning, grow-an-extra-row,
community gardening and community food buying clubs;
Advancing a comprehensive Jobs Creation Program; and
Promoting universal health care and universal quality child care.
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quarterly newsletter: The Grassroots newsletter will be
mailed to you throughout the year to keep you apprised of what’s
going on throughout the state, as well as regional information and
and fax policy alerts: You will receive the Hunger Alert
emailed or faxed every month except for the months that the Grassroots
newsletter is published. The alert will keep you abreast of the
latest state policy debates impacting on food, education, welfare
and other essential services.
of and Reduced Admission to HANNYS Events: Members are
informed about HANNYS events in their areas (such as Food Stamp
workshops or budget forums) and receive discounts to HANNYS' conferences
and regional events.
HANNYS Publications: For HANNYS reports and publications.
to Shape HANNYS’ Policy Agenda: HANNYS members meet
annually to share with us their insights on current policy issues
and problems they see in the community. This feedback helps shape
our legislative agenda and priorities for the year. Members also
have the opportunity to help share our 5-year Strategic Plan.
with Local Advocacy: HANNYS staff can provide advice and
assistance to members who want help with:
Local Press: media trainings or help with writing Letters to the
Editor or organizing a press conference;
Message Development: help with developing your message you want
to convey to your legislator and the public; and
Assistance with contacting your Legislator: we can help you contact
your elected representatives and set up and prepare for the meeting.