3rd biennial New York State Food Summit

May 7, 2021
Join the 3rd biennial New York State Food Summit
presented by SEFCU (virtual event)

June 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tickets: https://registration.socio.events/e/nysfoodsummit

The NYS Food Summit is a collaborative effort hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District in partnership with Hunger Solutions New York, Feeding New York State, Siena College, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and our NYS Community Food Assistance Network members made up of Rockland Community Against Hunger, Comfort Food Community, Concerned for the Hungry, Hunger Coalition of Otsego County, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Broome County Council of ChurchesCHOW, and Westside Campaign Against Hunger. The […]

May 7th, 2021|

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|

Susan Zimet on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

When I started working for the State – I met with many agency heads. When meeting with State Office for the Aging- I was told about all the commercial kitchens the State has under contract and the desire for them to be used to help with the Governor’s Anti- Hunger work. As Ex Director of Hunger Action, we worked on the NYS Food Waste Recovery Bill, that directs good eatable food waste to emergency feeding programs. The rest would go to an anaerobic digestor that would turn the food waste into compost, keeping it out of the landfills. This landmark legislation fights food insecurity and protects the […]

January 16th, 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|

Poverty is not a catch phrase – Angela Warner

2020-01-09 13:34:37


Poverty is not a catch phrase,it is serious reality that many New Yorkers are living with every day. New Yorkers should not have to experience the indignity of food and housing insecurity, poor quality education, inadequate or inaccessible healthcare. The austerity budgets of the past decade have contributed to New Yorkers not reaching their potential; while the millionaires and billionaires get tax breaks,” said Angela Warner Board Chair, Hunger Action Network of NYS




January 19th, 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|