HUNGER ACTION NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
A Network of New Yorkers Working To End Hunger
Hunger Action Network of New York State was founded in 1982 as a membership organization representing emergency food providers and other concerned individuals and organizations sharing the common goal of ending hunger and its root causes, including poverty. Our policy work is driven by the will of our members and our approach is a combination of grassroots organizing and public policy research, education and advocacy.
By shrinking the poverty line over time, the Trump Administration is proposing to reduce the number of people who qualify for health care, nutrition, and other aid. This change would affect people who need Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, school meals, LIHEAP, and many other programs.
Let’s pass the SWEAT Bill
SWEAT stands for Securing Wages Earned Against Theft. The SWEAT coakition is working to get legislation that’ll enable workers to recover the hard-earned pay that exploitative businesses owe them.
The system is broken, and it’s up to us to fix it. You can bet that businesses that profit from this aren’t going to fix it for
Nov. 20, 2018
Food is a Human Right
The realization of the right to adequate food is not merely a promise to be met through charity. It is a human right of every woman, man and child that is to be fulfilled through appropriate actions by governments and non-state actors.