June 15: NYC Anti-Hunger Conference

Date: Friday, June 15th
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 E. 6th St. NYC

Sponsor: Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS)
Co-Sponsors: NYC Coalition Against Hunger, Brooklyn Food Coalition

Announcement from HANNYS below

Dear Friends:

Thirty years ago, emergency food programs, community action agencies and food banks organized the Hunger Action Network of NYS to serve as a statewide voice for the anti-hunger movement. We were charged with the twin goals of helping to provide food today to those who needed assistance, while also working to end hunger by addressing the root causes of hunger - poverty, lack of jobs, a weak safety yet, high rent, utility and health care bills.

We hope you will join us on Friday, June 15 to examine hunger over the last 30 years and to make plans for future action. It will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 E. 6th St, NY,NY (btwn 1st and 2nd Ave, 2 blocks east of Cooper Union). The NYC Coalition Against Hunger and Brooklyn Food Coalition are co-sponsoring the event.

If you had told us thirty years ago that there would be 3,000 food pantries and soup kitchens statewide feeding three million New Yorkers on an annual basis, we would have told you that we had not succeeded in our mission.

The conference is part of our effort during our 30th anniversary to look at how hunger and the anti-hunger movement have evolved over the last 30 years, to draw lessons for our work, and to make plans on how to become more effective in the future in ending hunger.

We maintain our twin goals of doing a better job today of feeding the hungry while advocating for the economic and social reforms needed for a better world.

The conference is free. We hope you will join us in the discussions and agree to work together moving forward to end hunger. The workshops touch on the various themes we are working on: addressing income inequality; strengthening the capacity of emergency food programs; connecting the faith community in both charity and advocacy; and, strengthening the relationships between the anti-hunger and food justice movements. We will also have updated info on our campaigns around the Food and Farm Bill, raising the state minimum wage, and single payer expanded and improved Medicare for All.

Please let us know if you are coming so we have enough materials. You can register by mailing the form below or sending your name, address, and organization if any to hungerconference@gmail.com.

For More info, you can call 212 741-8192.