hunger action network http://wamc.org en NYC Food Bank In Albany http://wamc.org/post/nyc-food-bank-albany <p></p><p></p><p>Food Bank For New York City is in Albany today to participate in the first annual Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day.&nbsp; The advocates are joining colleagues from New York State’s seven other food banks. Officials plan to meet with State Legislators to discuss steps to preserve vital anti-hunger resources for New Yorkers.</p><p>Food Bank For New York City President &amp; CEO Margarette Purvis praises Governor Cuomo, saying he has worked to - quote - "... make sure that our neighbors are not left exposed to the cruel whims of Washington.”</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:52:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 84674 at http://wamc.org NYC Food Bank In Albany POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate http://wamc.org/post/potus-call-1010hour-minimum-wage-sparks-debate <p>On the same day he delivered his State of The Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was increasing the minimum wage for federal contractor workers to $10.10 per hour. There’s mixed reaction to the idea...</p><p></p><p>The federal minimum wages stands at $7.25 an hour. Many agree that raising the minimum wage re-adjusts it to 1960s levels; for example, the $1.60 minimum wage of 1968 was worth more than $10.50 in 2013 dollars.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:17:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 82893 at http://wamc.org POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate Protesters Greet Cuomo At Manhattan Re-Election Campaign Stop http://wamc.org/post/protesters-greet-cuomo-manhattan-re-election-campaign-stop <p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:13:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 81999 at http://wamc.org Protesters Greet Cuomo At Manhattan Re-Election Campaign Stop People's 'State of the State' 2014 http://wamc.org/post/peoples-state-state-2014 <p></p><p>With a focus on addressing income inequality for 2014, a coalition of political action groups gathered Tuesday at noon at the State Capitol State Street entrance for the 24th annual People's State of the State rally.</p><p>"Biden is here today. Obama will talk about income and equality. De Blasio will talk about income and equality. But where is our Governor in the most unequal state in the country on income and equality?" That's&nbsp; Sara Niccoli with the New York State Labor Religion Coalition, leading the call at the People's State of the State rally.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:33:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81381 at http://wamc.org People's 'State of the State' 2014 Gov. Cuomo Signs Food Bills http://wamc.org/post/gov-cuomo-signs-food-bills <p></p><p>A broad coalition of farming, conservation and environmental organizations are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for approving legislation that will strengthen the state’s local-food economy and protect New York farms.</p><p>The coalition is excited that Cuomo has approved food-related bills, hailing them as "good for farmers and consumers."&nbsp; Mark Dunlea is Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State.&nbsp; "The one we've been working on the hardest had been to get the state to begin to collect data on how much local food they were actually purchasing."</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80471 at http://wamc.org Gov. Cuomo Signs Food Bills Hunger Groups Ask Senator To Block Food Stamp Cuts http://wamc.org/post/hunger-groups-ask-senator-block-food-stamp-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>Anti-hunger groups are calling on one of New York's U.S. Senators to block cuts to food stamps.</p><p>Anti-hunger activists have launched a statewide campaign urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer to vote against any farm bill that includes cuts in food-stamp funding. They also want Schumer to push to restore recent cuts.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79980 at http://wamc.org Hunger Groups Ask Senator To Block Food Stamp Cuts Fast Food Wage Strikes Planned For This Week http://wamc.org/post/fast-food-wage-strikes-planned-week <p></p><p>Fast-food workers are planning to stage one-day strikes and protest activities in 200 American cities Thursday in hopes of building support for increasing their wages to $15 an hour.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:39:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 78948 at http://wamc.org Fast Food Wage Strikes Planned For This Week New Yorkers Unite Against Hunger http://wamc.org/post/new-yorkers-unite-against-hunger <p>With Thanksgiving approaching, New Yorkers have been bracing for the impact of cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That impact may not be as severe as initially thought...</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:27:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 78549 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers Unite Against Hunger AARP & Hunger Action Network Offer Food Policy & SNAP Recommendations http://wamc.org/post/aarp-hunger-action-network-offer-food-policy-snap-recommendations <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:00:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 75428 at http://wamc.org AARP & Hunger Action Network Offer Food Policy & SNAP Recommendations NYS Food Policy Council Gets Poor 'Report Card' http://wamc.org/post/nys-food-policy-council-gets-poor-report-card <p></p><p>The Hunger Action Network of New York State released a performance audit of the New York State Food Policy Council today.</p><p>The report examines how well, over the past six years,&nbsp;the Food Policy Council has met the directives of the executive order that created it. Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, says the paper found that the Council had few initiatives it could point to as success stories over the years.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:50:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 75343 at http://wamc.org NYS Food Policy Council Gets Poor 'Report Card'