Advocacy

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

 

Our Response: Proposed Federal Budget and Farm Bill 2018

The  proposed federal budget and recently release Farm Bill threatens to take away food from millions of Americans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is the cornerstone of the nutrition safety net, helping low-income Americans, including 1.6 million New Yorkers, get the food and nutrition they need.

Cuts to SNAP are unacceptable, and we oppose policies that affect New Yorkers who depend on it.

City Harvest is working hard each day to rescue and deliver food for our neighbors in need, but the need in our city and around the country is simply too big to meet without national government programs that are proven to lift people out of hunger. For every meal that the Feeding America network provides, SNAP provides 12 meals.

We’re working with Feeding America and our local, state, and federal elected officials to urge Congress to advocate for a Farm Bill that strengthens the SNAP program for the millions that rely on it.

Join with us and Feeding America to raise your voice in support.

Our Advocacy Work

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.

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