NYC Joins Statewide Coalition To Stop The President Snap Cuts Leaving Millions Hungry During The COVID Crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Corporation Counsel James E. Johnson today joined a coalition of 24 Attorneys General in urging Congress to block the Trump administration’s attempts to cut vital food assistance for millions of Americans. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Rachael Ray And Others Remark On Trump Planned Cuts To SNAP Meals

Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, television host and author Rachael Ray, chef Tom Colicchio, and CEO of Hunger Free America Joel Berg today in fighting back against the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to SNAP. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rosenthal’s Bill Passes Mandating Complete Review Of City’s Public Assistance Program

Council Member Helen Rosenthal‘s legislation requiring the NYC Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) to conduct an in-depth audit of its public assistance and SNAP centers was passed by the City Council today. Continue Reading →

USDA Announces Program That Lets SNAP Recipients Shop And Pay For Food Online

The USDA announced Thursday that it has officially kicked off a two-year pilot program that allows those who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits from Harlem to Hollywood to shop for groceries from online retailers. Continue Reading →

Orange Friday Is The New Black Friday At Food Bank For New York City In Harlem

Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday …

Post-Thanksgiving meals: The hardest time for New Yorkers in need to find a meal is the day AFTER Thanksgiving when many soup kitchens and charities are closed. Continue Reading →