Annual Hunger Survey Press Events


In Thanksgiving Week Events at Food Pantries,

Soup Kitchens, and Feeding Agencies:


Advocates and Officials to Release Report Showing

The State of Hungry Workers in New York City and State


Calls on President-Elect Trump to Make

Hunger-Reduction a Priority and Oppose Ryan Cuts


Survey Is Most Cited Annual Measure of Hunger in New York City

What: Media events on Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week with photo-ops at emergency food and social service programs in all five boroughs. Elected officials and other prominent New Yorkers will join Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, to release the group’s annual survey on demand at soup kitchens and food pantries and new findings on food insecurity and hunger in New York City and New York State. The report is the only one of its kind identifying how many people in New York City and State are working and still living in hunger. Advocates will also ask President-elect Trump to commit to ending U.S. hunger and to oppose Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposals to slash federal nutrition programs.

Why: In addition to releasing its annual survey of need at emergency feeding programs throughout the five boroughs, Hunger Free America will also release both a new analysis of federal data on hunger in New York City and New York State and new statistics on hungry, working New Yorkers.  Given the recent election resulting in uncertainty looming over families who rely on the SNAP, School Meals, and WIC programs, as well as emergency charitable food, and the ongoing Fight for Fifteen movement, this new data on the “working hungry” is particularly significant.

Visuals: Emergency food program and social service sites; elected officials, religious leaders, and feeding program directors; possible opportunity to speak with pantry and kitchen customers; visual charts explaining the top findings.

Tuesday, November 22nd

10:00 a.m.      Manhattan –Flagship Event

                        NYC Human Resources Administration SNAP Office                   

                       12 West 14th Street, 5th Floor Conference room

                       (use the 13th St. entrance off 5th Ave.) New York, NY

1:00 p.m.        Staten Island

                        El Centro del Inmigrante Food Pantry

                        1546 Castleton Ave.

                        Staten Island, NY

5:00 p.m.        Bronx                      

                        Church of God of Prophecy –Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) site

                        85 East 165th St. Bronx, NY

                        *People will begin picking up their vegetables for their CSA at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 23rd

10:00 a.m.      Brooklyn

                        Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger: Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

                        2010 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

1:00 p.m.        Queens

                        Affinity Health Plan (SNAP outreach site)

                        41-46 Main St. Flushing, Queens, NY