Voter Registration Drive

SIGN UP TODAY!

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 info@hungeractionnys.org

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.

Photo: DEMONSTRATION AT CONGRESSMAN FASO’S DISTRICT OFFICE IN KINGSTON

 

May 9th, 2018|

Wage Theft Legislation – see you in January 2018

ALBANY – A wage theft law is on the books in New York State, but there is an effort to close a loophole that allows guilty businesses to hide assets and avoid paying what is owed.

Susan Zimet of Greene County, executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, is lobbying to have to close that loophole in the next several days.

“We are trying to do what is called the ‘SWEAT’ legislation, which is ‘Securing Wages Earned Against Theft’ to basically put a lien on the business at the very beginning of the lawsuit so the assets can’t be moved around and if somebody wins, they […]

June 27th, 2017|

Legislation would allow leftover school food to donated to emergency feeding programs

Seen in: Mid-Hudson News
ALBANY – Legislation that would create guidelines for school districts to donate unused food to food pantries, soup kitchens and other community organizations is on its way to the governor’s desk.

The proposal would authorize the state education department to establish guidelines for districts to voluntarily offer unused food to those organizations and Susan Zimet, executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, hailed the effort to make sure children’s bellies are full.

“Those that are hungry and in need of the food will be able to get this food and eat this […]

June 27th, 2017|

Cuts to SNAP spell danger

When gas prices ticked up in 2008, the lines at the food pantries he supplies through the Albany-based Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York were out the door. And then came the Great Recession and even longer lines. Now Quandt has his radar on standby for a new thunderhead approaching: Trump administration budget cuts for food stamps amounting to $193 billion over 10 years.

Read more: 

June 14th, 2017|

FARM TO FOOD BANK BILL ADVOCATES PRAISE LEGISLATURE, GOVERNOR, FOR INCLUDING FARM TO FOOD BANK TAX CREDIT IN NYS FY 2017-2018 FINAL BUDGET

NY Farmers Who Donate Farm-Fresh Produce to Emergency Food Programs Serving 2.7 Million Food-Insecure New Yorkers Now Eligible for Tax Credit

Statewide Coalition of Anti-Hunger, Agricultural, and Environmental Organizations Win 2-Year Fight to Incentivize Farmers to Donate More Food

ALBANY, NY ─ After being passed unanimously by the Legislature in 2015 and 2016 but twice vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Farm to Food Bank bill has finally become reality.

Thanks to the efforts of bill sponsors Senator Rich Funke and Assemblymember Francisco Moya, along with the support of their colleagues Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo and Philip Palmesano and Senators Pat Ritchie and Tom O’Mara […]

April 10th, 2017|