11/19 Food Policy for Breakfast: The History & Politics of the SNAP program
New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College's Food Policy for Breakfast Series: The History & Politics of the SNAP Program: What can we Learn in 2013?
Date: November 19, 2013, 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 East 65th Street, between Madison and Park
About the program:
Major changes and cuts to the SNAP program have led to a near-crisis for our most vulnerable populations. Janet Poppendieck, Policy Director at the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College, leads a discussion focusing on the previous cycles of changes to the SNAP program and what we can learn moving forward.
- Janet Poppendieck, PhD, Co-Director, NYC Food Policy Center
- Triada Stampas, Senior Director of Government Relations, Food Bank for New York City
- Maggie Dickinson, PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Anthropology
Moderated by Janet Poppendieck, PhD, Co-Director, NYC Food Policy Center
- Breakfasts are held from 8:30am – 10:00am; programming begins promptly at 8:45am. Due to increased attendance, breakfasts have been moved to the auditorium. Please arrive in advance of programming to enjoy breakfast, as there is no food or drink allowed in this space.
- Food Policy Seminars are free but seating is limited; Please RSVP in advance. Events are closed when seats are filled.
Resources from the event:
- Event Video
- Event notes
- Why SNAP Benefits Need to be Raised, Not Cut, Janet Poppendieck
- Food Bank for New York City Policy Brief, September 2013.
- No Food Stamps for the Unemployed? NYC's Been There, Done That, and Its Not Pretty, Maggie Dickinson
- International Human Rights Clinic, Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States (New York: NYU School of Law, 2013).
Interested in continuing the conversation around the SNAP program? Food Systems Network NYC (FSNYC) and the NYC Food Policy Center have worked to develop complementary panel discussions to explore this critical program. In December, FSNYC will be hosting an open networking meeting with a panel discussion focused on The Economic Impact of Cuts to the SNAP Program. We hope to see you at both events, first on November 19th at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and again in December! More details TBD.