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.
A revitalization of Dr Martin Luther King’s campaign started 50 years ago. From Mother’s Day until the Summer Solstice, 40 Days of resistance actions are being planned in 40 states, including New York. For more information or to sign up VISIT
IN A NARROW MARGIN HOUSE PASSES FARM BILL
In the midst of much attention focused on immigration legislation, on Thursday afternoon the House narrowly passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill which has many harmful cuts to SNAP. If enacted millions of at risk poor families would lose or see a reduction in their benefits.
S-3042 passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 13th. It is expected to be taken up by the full Senate this week, with a vote likely on Thursday, June 28. Unlike the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2), the Senate bill protects SNAP benefit levels and eligibility, and keeps food on the table for struggling low-income people.
June 30th action in Washington D.C. and around the country demanding that families remain together
The House Ag Committee is proposing drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. If these changes are enacted millions of Americans would be put
“Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of the poor and hungry” Pope Francis