Hunger Action Network NYS

Hunger Action Network calls for more help with food insecurity

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Food insecurity is an issue all year long, but this year is more severe than ever. Now, the Hunger Action Network of New York State is coming together and calling for help as we get closer to the holidays.

Natasha Pernicka, of the Food Pantries for the Capital District, said this is a time where the state and federal government need to step up and fully fund resources and pass emergency aid. With the drastic need in the community, she said the programs need to be consistent and reliable.

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January 17th, 2021|

Faces of Hunger: Suzanne Krull

Reflections of a Truth Commissioner in New York State

Suzanne Flierl Krull

Suzanne Flierl Krull is Executive Director of Cuba Cultural Center, Inc.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, and is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the NYS Poor People’s Campaign:  A National Call for Moral Revival.

Policy is created and established by powerful individuals based upon the opinions they have on a particular issue.  Policy makers may have gathered some of this content themselves, or they may surround themselves with people who provide them with the information upon which these important, life-affecting decisions are made.  Often, however,

May 15th, 2020|

The Issue: Hunger and Military Families

A report, released by the Military Family Advocacy Network, broke down the results of a survey of over 5,600 military veterans, active duty members and families found that Hunger is a real problem for military families. About 15 percent of military and veteran family respondents face “food insecurity,” the policy language used to describe people who worry about how they are going to feed their families or afford food. In fact, 23,000 active duty service members live in households that completely rely on SNAP benefits to keep themselves and their families healthy and well fed.

Learn more here

April 1st, 2019|

Help End Wage Theft

Let’s pass the SWEAT Bill

SWEAT stands for Securing Wages Earned Against Theft. The SWEAT coalition 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 us. The SWEAT Bill is up for consideration in both the Assembly and House. We can get this bill passed before the legislative session ends, and we need YOU to help!

Learn How

March 15th, 2019|

Another Voice: Don’t let Farm Bill take food from the hungry op-ed by Susan Zimet

The congressional farm bill, the federal policy on agriculture and food programs, comes up for reauthorization every five years. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps, is included in this omnibus legislation. SNAP provides food assistance for more than 40 million low income people, or one in eight Americans. Despite providing a modest benefit of $1.40 per person per meal, SNAP helps put food on the table, and has long-term benefits for children’s health and educational attainment.

SNAP is the country’s most effective anti-poverty program, lifting nearly 8.4 million people out of poverty, including 3.8 million children in 2015. SNAP also has one of the most rigorous quality

October 22nd, 2018|

Voter Registration Drive


Tuesday, September 25, 2018 is the National Day for media attention and outreach to build unity and support for voter registration.  Voter registration can, and should,  be an on-going effort, particularly for nonprofit organizations providing assistance to those experiencing poverty.

If you would like materials for conducting a voter registration drive contact us

Click here for information on New York State’s voting rules 

Click here to check on registration status and find polling place  Many people believe in error that they are properly registered and ready to vote.  A quick check with the New York State

September 13th, 2018|

Fighting to Protect SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill

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 into risk of hunger and food insecurity. New York’s own, Representative John Faso, serves on the Ag Committee and is a proponent of the bill.  We went to tell him, in no uncertain terms, his actions will harm low income New Yorkers.



May 9th, 2018|