Advocacy

We believe that all New Yorkers should have equal access to healthy, affordable food.

Through our work across New York City’s five boroughs over the past 35 years, we have a unique perspective on the needs of communities affected by hunger.

We recognize that a lack of access to healthy, affordable food, and in turn diet-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes, are important public health issues, which must be addressed both through direct programming and through broader policy change which can have long-lasting impact.

We’re working with partners in communities across the city to ensure that residents stay informed about anti-hunger policies and programs, and we’re advocating for equity and inclusion in the decision making process that shapes the local food system. In addition, we engage elected officials at the city, state and federal levels to help shape policies that address hunger and food insecurity.

No New Yorker should have to choose between putting food on the table and living in our city and country.

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We advocate to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that millions of people across the country rely on to feed themselves and their families.

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