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Why We Must Restore the SNAP Cuts

Letitia James | Posted 02.18.2014 | New York
Letitia James

It is good policy to help those who are poor, struggling and hungry. Yet, the new Farm Bill that was recently passed in Washington is among the most short-sighted and regressive pieces of legislation we have seen in a long time.

Americans Are Falling Off the Food Cliff -- We Can Stop the Pain

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

With each cut, our country pushes more Americans down the food cliff. How long until we stop noticing the fall? This Thanksgiving, as many of us sit at our tables for an annual feast, more of our fellow Americans will have less to eat.

After Sandy, NYC Is Hungry

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - One in six New Yorkers was unable to afford to buy meals on a regular basis this year and the number of people relying ...

Farm City

Leah Mayor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Food
Leah Mayor

Urban agriculture is no small task. In the world of food and farming, nutrition starts with soil. That is to say that, soil quality directly translates into the nutrient content of the food we eat.

1 In 6 New Yorkers Living In Poverty

Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

According to a new study released by the US Census Bureau on Tuesday, the New York state poverty rate rose 16 percent in 2010, with an approximate 3.1...

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Daniel Bowman Simon

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the snappy acronym SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Everybody, it seems, has an opinion.

Give Thanks All Year by Volunteering

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

You may not get to ladle soup in a shelter, but you can do something to fight record levels of hunger this Thanksgiving by making a long-term commitment to volunteering.

Giving Thanks is in the Air

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liz Neumark

Forget the pumpkin into coach image. Pumpkin as smart car is what came to mind when GP planned the arrival of City Harvest's 1426 lb giant beast on o...

Food Emergencies Up 21 Percent Over Last Year In New York

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The recession may be easing, but the urgent need to feed New York's hungry is still sharp. The number of people seeking emergenc...