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NYCCAH is the voice for the more than 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the nearly 1.5 million low-income New Yorkers who live in homes that can’t afford enough food. We work not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans. With your generous support, we helped families access nutritious foods, provided technical assistance to food pantries and soup kitchens, and effectively addressed the root causes of poverty and hunger by fighting for improved governmental and economic policies.

Table of contents

co n t e n t s

a b o u t t hi s report


Executive Letter


Bronx: Farm Fresh Initiative


Manhattan: Advocacy


Queens: Benefits Access


Brooklyn: AmeriCorps & Community Gardens


Staten Island: AmeriCorps VISTA


National: AmeriCorps & NYC Volunteerism






Who We Are

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) runs programs citywide, in all 5 boroughs of New York City. The 2010-2011 annual report spotlights one program in each borough, and also features our new national AmeriCorps VISTA program, an 18-state pilot program.

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Today’s New York would be very familiar to Charles Dickens. Once again, we have a tale of two cities. But this time, both of them are New York. For one New York population — billionaire New York — it is the best of times. According to the Coalition’s analysis of Forbes data, the 57 New York City billionaires now have a net worth of $211 billion, an $11 billion increase in one year. Their net worth now equals the annual income of over four million average New York City families. Yet key elected officials are working to give these billionaires an additional tax cut this year. For the other New York — impoverished New York — it is the worst of times. The city’s median household income is $48,743, five percent lower than 2007. Fully 75,000 more New Yorkers fell below the meager federal poverty line ($18,310 for a family of three) this year, the largest yearly hike in two decades. The total population of poor New Yorkers is now 1.6 million, equaling one in five residents. It is no wonder that New York’s hunger rate is now at the highest level since the federal government began counting it in the 1990’s. The only reason that hunger didn’t increase even faster was that, in 2009 and 2010, there were higher levels of federal anti-hunger funding. While millions of New Yorkers were at the edge of an economic cliff, with many falling off into hunger, the only reason more didn’t fall was the existence of federal programs. But now, even these programs are being slashed, and our elected officials are pushing the remaining survivors off the cliff. The main federal program that provides funding to soup kitchens and food pantries — the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program — was just cut by 40 percent this year. Despite the fact that this is the richest city in the history of the world, about half of the pantries and kitchens were forced to reduce portion size, reduce hours of operations, or turn away hungry families. This is madness. The fact that some leaders are still seeking to further cut programs for hungry Americans in order to give billionaires ever-greater tax cuts reminds us that our nation’s political system is fundamentally skewed. But there’s hope.


The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is fighting back … and winning. As you can see from this report, the Coalition continues to be one of the most courageous and effective advocacy groups in the city. While it’s appalling that hunger programs have been cut at all, the truth is, without advocacy, the cuts would have been much worse. We’ve won key pledges to restore funding. And, for some programs, our tireless advocacy has actually achieved funding increases. We’re also working in all five boroughs of the city to provide innovative and cost-effective direct services to aid pantries and kitchens and enable low-income families to afford and access healthier food. Our ground-breaking AmeriCorps national service program, supported by federal funds, engages young people to serve in full-time anti-hunger work with grass roots agencies. It’s such a successful national model that the Coalition is now replicating it in 18 states. We’ve also helped thousands of families access government nutrition assistance benefits, enabling them to stave off hunger and obtain healthier foods. Our Farm Fresh Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project helps over 1,000 people in six low-income neighborhoods afford fresh produce directly from small, regional farmers. This pioneering effort has helped inspire elected officials to propose widespread expansion of similar efforts. But we can only do this with your help. In these tough times, your support is more critical than ever. Sincerely,

Joel S. Berg Executive Director

Timothy Brosnan Board Chair


B ron x S p o t l igh t : Bringing fresh produce into low-income food deserts

Felix Gonzalez from the Fresh Radish Farm in Goshen, New York, the farm which supplies NYCCAH’s Bronx CSA with fresh produce.

fa r m f r e s h ini t i at i v e Im pa c t In 2010, the Farm Fresh Initiative coordinated the distribution of over 53,000 pounds of fresh produce and provided $150,000 to vegetable and fruit producers through its mixed-income Community Supported Agriculture programs. In 2011, the program provided $294,000 to agricultural producers and distributed 97,000 pounds of fresh produce to 600 households in New York City.

About The centerpiece of the citywide Farm Fresh Initiative is a unique mixed-income Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that makes healthy, organic, fresh vegetables accessible to community members of all income levels. In a CSA, members purchase “shares” of a farmer’s crop for the entire growing season (approximately 22 weeks). NYCCAH offers a variety of personalized payment options, including the ability to purchase vegetable shares using SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits. The CSA increases the access to fresh food and connects small local farmers to underserved communities.

NYCCAH delivered 97,000 pounds of fresh produce to 600 households. In 2011, the Farm Fresh Initiative expanded from four to six CSA projects, and began distributing fresh produce in the Bronx. Before the season began, NYCCAH focused on outreach to the surrounding community to help advertise the CSA. We reached out to schools, hospitals and clinics, churches and gyms. We also contacted local non-profit organizations, and attended numerous community meetings and health fairs.

Community Organizer Filomena Acevedo leads a workshop on healthy cooking for Bronx CSA members.

over 100 individuals. The program was so successful that there was a waiting list. Throughout the season, we held various events, including a farmer meet-andgreet and cooking demonstrations. NYCCAH staff created and distributed newsletters and recipe sheets to share information, nutrition facts, and cooking instructions for unfamiliar vegetables. Our newsletter, along with all of our materials, was printed in English and Spanish, to ensure that information was accessible to the larger community.

The Bronx CSA, which ran from June to November, sold 50 shares and distributed food to 60 families and


m a nh at ta n S p o t l igh t : Empowering communities through advocacy

Executive Director Joel Berg and a volunteer pose in Chinatown during our Summer Meals Outreach Day, coorganized with Share Our Strength, to distribute flyers to targeted neighborhoods about free summer meals sites.

A d v oc a cy r e s e a r ch high l igh t New analysis of recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, conducted by the Coalition, found that nearly 500,000 New York City children, or one in four, live in households that cannot afford an adequate supply of food – what the government calls “food insecure.” The Coalition’s calculations also showed that one in six New York City residents, 1.47 million New Yorkers, live in food insecurity, struggling against hunger.

S ch oo l B r e a k fa s t S t u d y In 2010-2011, NYCCAH partnered with St. John’s University, with support from Share Our Strength (SOS), to begin studying the impact of Breakfast in the Classroom projects on students in New York City public schools, the first such research on in-classroom breakfasts in the country. The study found that in-classroom breakfasts not only dramatically increased the number of low-income children who ate nutritious breakfasts, but also boosted attendance rates and increased scores on certain standardized tests.

f oo d a c t io n b o a r d ( FAB ) The Food Action Board (FAB) program was created to encourage diverse community members to have a voice in creating effective food policies and to ensure that low-income people have leadership roles in the anti-hunger movement. The FAB program continues to reach numerous individuals at pantries and kitchens throughout the City and trains them in key components of effective hunger and poverty advocacy.

From 2010 to 2011, NYCCAH organized five FABs throughout New York City to represent the communities of East Harlem, South Bronx, Long Island City, West Harlem, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. During both years, members participated in a 10-course advocacyfocused curriculum for 20-25 weeks. The curriculum’s topics included “How to Lobby Elected Officials,” “Writing Letters,” “Public Speaking,” and “Topics in Economic and Poverty Policy.” In 2010 and 2011, NYCCAH brought the members of the East Harlem FAB (as well as other FAB members) to Washington, D.C. for the annual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, organized by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America. The conference provided an opportunity for FAB members to voice their concerns and share their ideas on improving the current systems they are forced to live within. FAB members were also empowered by being able to directly lobby the offices of Senators and Representatives. While the long-term fight is ongoing, FAB members helped secure some important advocacy victories, including beating back some efforts that would have further slashed anti-hunger funding. In addition, members of our East Harlem and West Harlem FABs have been featured in local and national publications, including the Economist, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, which featured their individual stories of surviving on little to no income. These articles also highlighted the importance of developing long-term sustainable solutions to poverty and hunger programs.


Q ue e n s S p o t l igh t : Increasing access to benefits that reduce poverty and hunger

From January 2010 - July 2011, NYCCAH submitted 250 SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, applications at the East River Development Alliance in Queens.

B e ne fi t s A cce s s Im pa c t Citywide, our Benefits Access team performed 1,281 food stamp pre-screenings, submitted 1,392 food stamp applications through our POS sites, and submitted 428 recertifications through our Recertification Improvement Project (RIP) sites.

About Despite the fact that food stamp enrollment reduces hunger and lifts some families above the poverty line, more than half a million City residents remain eligible for, but do not receive, benefits from the program. NYCCAH is a citywide partner in two food stamps access projects that have helped tens of thousands of people successfully enroll in the SNAP (formerly know as food stamps) program.

F oo d C a r d A cce s s P r o j e c t ( FCAP) Through the United Way’s NYC Food Card Access Project (FCAP), NYCCAH has worked in Queens with the Sunnyside Community Services, a communitybased organization, on outreach strategy and site development. From January 2010 through July 2011, Sunnyside screened over 3,600 clients for benefits eligibility and enrolled over 1,200 (33%) of those clients in the food stamps program. NYCCAH has also assisted Sunnyside to establish strategic partnerships with other service providers in the community, including Elmhurst Hospital and local sites of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

Co m m u ni t y O u t r e a ch C a m pa ign s In addition, NYCCAH worked with Krasdale Foods Inc., the corporate parent of C-Town & Bravo Supermarkets, to coordinate a food stamps outreach campaign at their store locations throughout the borough. Targeting 12 ZIP codes, 20,000 FCAP flyers were delivered to Queens stores and distributed at check-out, resulting in a tremendous surge of referrals to Sunnyside Community Services.

NYCCAH teamed up with C-Town and Bravo Supermarkets to coordinate a food stamps outreach campaign. One outreach method included printing the above ad in supermarket circulars to publicize local food stamp screening centers.

From 2010 through 2011, NYCCAH has been charged to conduct an assessment of emergency food providers (EFPs) funded by the United Way of NYC and operating in Queens Community Board 12 - Jamaica. NYCCAH is working with two agencies to serve as “outreach hubs” (The Ruby S. Couche “Big Sister” Educational Action & Service Center and the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica) where EFPs and service providers in the community can have clients screened for benefits eligibility, receive application assistance, and obtain external referrals, if needed. NYCCAH has provided technical assistance and strategic counsel to both organizations as they grow their program offerings.

SNAP E n r o l l m e n t a n d R e ce r t if ic at ion NYCCAH also continued to assist clients with SNAP enrollment and recertification. From January 2010 through July 2011, NYCCAH submitted 250 food stamps applications at the East River Development Alliance (ERDA) through the Paperless Office System (POS) project. From January 2010 through July 2011, NYCCAH submitted 28 food stamps recertifications at the East River Development Alliance (ERDA) through the Recertification Improvement Project (RIP).


b rook ly n s p o t l igh t : Lending a hand to community gardens

a m e ricor p s s tat e Im pa c t In 2011, AmeriCorps State members assisted 18 community gardens in Brooklyn. They also managed Youth Tillers, a group of high school students in a summer intern program who worked on engaging local youth in their community gardens, leading workshops on healthy eating, and growing organic produce.

About In 2010, the Coalition’s AmeriCorps State members supported the operations of several markets and community gardens in Brooklyn including: 

Linden-Bushwick Market

Wyckoff Farmers Market

First Quincy Community Garden

The Hattie Carthan Community Market

Phoenix Community Garden

A Better Community Garden

Seasons of Vision


Garden of Plenty

New Age Pride

Preston Community Garden

United Herkimer

Hull Street

Red Gate Garden


Vernon Cases/GT Community Garden

Thomas Jefferson High School Garden

Abib Newborn

AmeriCorps member Nya Jackson tends to crops in The Secret Garden Farm & Nature Preserve, a new small, organic urban farm and environmental education center in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Collectively, the members conducted garden membership development and outreach in the community, forged connections with local schools, and worked with garden members to improve their membership agreement. Members also organized, planned and conducted outreach for children’s activity days at A Better Community Garden and at Red Gate. Our AmeriCorps members supported two neighborhood groups that started new community gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant, attended meetings, helped with outreach, and worked during the opening at each garden. While community gardens could never be the central way to feed the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers who suffer from food insecurity, gardens can improve nutrition for participants by harvesting seasonal produce and turning previously empty lots into neighborhood safe spaces and education centers.


s tat e n i s l a nd s p o t l igh t : Building capacity through AmeriCorps VISTA



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From 2010-2011 NYCCAH placed 8 AmeriCorps VISTA members at anti-hunger agencies through out New York City. These members recruited 1,925 volunteers who served 9,400 hours. In August, NYCCAH placed an additional 11 AmeriCorps VISTA members at agencies in New York City for the 2011-2012 term.

The VISTA program—another type of AmeriCorps program—is a federally funded program that places full-time developing leaders for one year of service. In 2010, NYCCAH placed a VISTA member in Staten Island working with Project Hospitality. Our member organized the Youth Against Hunger event, which was an island-wide supermarket food drive that engaged young people. The event was a big success and empowered Staten Island youth to increase awareness and education about hunger in their communities.

Left: Volunteers from NYCCAH’s 8th Annual MLK, Jr. Anti-Hunger Serve-a-thon pose with NYCCAH community organizer Filomena Acevedo (lower left) in front of Richmond Community Services in Staten Island. This volunteer project was organized by AmeriCorps VISTA John Eckenrode, who served at Project Hospitality in Staten Island, and facilitated the beautification project of the neighboring social service center.

Our VISTA member also provided vital fundraising support by assisting with grant-writing and building the capacity of the development department. The member also organized the Staten Island Hunger Task Force, a collection of soup kitchens, food pantries, other emergency food providers, and social service agencies that meet to discuss and tackle various hunger-related issues. The group meets every other month to decide on the best ways to implement solutions. The group has relaunched its website to include a comprehensive list of Staten Island emergency food providers, a calendar of events and service times, and a needs assessment survey for Staten Island providers.


n at ion a l s p o t l igh t : Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Empowerment Corps

Josh Ankerberg, VISTA Leader of the new National Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, at the 2011 VISTA training conference organized by NYCCAH and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks in Columbus, Ohio.

N at io n a l A m e r iCo r p s VISTA P r ogr a m s ta r t s in 18 S tat e s In the fall of 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) partnered with NYCCAH in the creation of a new AmeriCorps VISTA national service program, named the AntiHunger and Opportunity Corps, with sites in 18 states. While this grant totaled over $760,000, NYCCAH was able to leverage over $280,000 from the Walmart Foundation to help support this new initiative. Many of the participants in the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps program are dedicating a year to serve communities between receiving their bachelor’s degree and continuing their education. During this time, NYCCAH, along with their local host organization (including state-level Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry offices, as well as Feeding America-affiliated food banks), are providing the members with guidance and training to prepare them to become strong leaders in the nonprofit world.


The 47 members began service to their communities in 18 states from January to March, 2011. In the short time between their start of service to the end of June, our members have: >> recruited 550 volunteers who have served 1,899 hours in their communities; >> developed 10 comprehensive SNAP (food stamps) outreach plans; >> conducted 10 trainings of volunteers on best practices in performing outreach to target populations, namely low-income and older people; >>

written grants totaling over $2,500,000; and

>> created 7 nutrition education curriculums on healthy eating and safe food handling for low-income people. NYCCAH also sponsored a 50-person VISTA Summer Associate program, which recruited 1,913 volunteers who served 5,628 hours, pre-screened 617 households for SNAP, started 41 summer meal sites, and served summer meals to 7,000 more low-income children.

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Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance


Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles


Bay Area Food Bank


Miami-Dade College Single Stop Program


Campaign for Working Families


north texas food bank


cypress hills local development corporation




DC Central Kitchens – Campus Kitchens Project


Preble Street


Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano


Presbyterian Hunger Program


Food Bank of Western Massachusetts


Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans


Food for All


Share Our Strength Colorado


Foodlink NY


Share Our Strength Louisiana


Food Research and Action Center: DC and MD


Share Our Strength Maryland


henry street settlement


Single Stop USA


Hunger Free Colorado


Texas Hunger Initiative


Illinois Hunger Coalition


Utahns Against Hunger


Inter-Faith FoodShuttle


World Hunger Education, Advocacy and Training


Island Harvest



ne w y or k ci t y v ol un t e e r e f f or t s

Goldman Sachs volunteers prep vegetables for a lunch service at Broadway Community Soup Kitchen.

Executive Director Joel Berg commits to take action to create a handbook on strategic anti-hunger volunteer efforts with President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative Summit.

V o l u n t e e r p r ogr a m

Cl in t on gl ob a l ini t i at i v e ( Cgi )

NYCCAH is pioneering better ways to harness civic activism to battle hunger, ensuring that volunteer activities are based both on the heart and the head. Not only does NYCCAH work to pair individuals, students and corporate groups with opportunities at soup kitchens and food pantries, we also promote and encourage projects that focus on long-term service and place volunteers with advanced and professional skills. Our online volunteer matching system helps New Yorkers effectively connect with emergency food organizations and allows volunteers to search for opportunities by specific skill. In 2011, our corporate volunteers include Moody’s, People magazine, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Turner Broadcasting.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is creating a handbook—to be called Beyond the Food Drive: Strategic Volunteerism to Fight Hunger—to enable individuals, organizations, and businesses to make their anti-hunger volunteerism more effective. Strategies include: promoting skills-based volunteerism to build the capacities of food pantries and soup kitchens; utilizing volunteers to increase participation in government nutrition assistance programs; engaging students in increasing the use and improving the nutrition of school meals; and addressing the root causes of hunger by involving citizens in public policy advocacy. The handbook will be available online in January 2012 at

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s up p or t e r s Corporations Alissa Neil P.R. Inc Aries Worldwide Partners, LLC Barrington Hills Consulting Bridge Between BWD Group, LLC Cambridge Systems Chaminade Club of Yonkers Chardan Capital Markets, LLC Costco Wholesale Brooklyn Cushman & Wakefield D. Exposito & Partners DEW Graphics, Inc. DLA Piper LLP (US) East Side Entrees George Arzt Communications, Inc. Goldman, Sachs & Co Gossner Foods, Inc. Kasirer Consulting, LLC Mardi Gras Festival Productions Corp. NBC Universal Nicoll Davis & Spinella, LLP Palmer Asphalt Company People Magazine Prudential Financial REI Charitable Trust Reinig Reporting, Inc Swiss Re America Holdings Universal City Studios

Foundations & Other private funders AG Foundation Altman Foundation Astoria Federal Savings Barbara Lembo Fund BJ’s Charitable Foundation Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation Brooklyn Community Foundation Catholic Charities of New York City Center for American Progress Columbia University Congregation Shaare Zedek D.A. Liebowitz Family Foundation Dorsey and Whitney Foundation Food Research & Action Center HELP USA Hungry In America Hyde and Watson Foundation Alan L. & Barbara S. Jacobs Philanthropic Fund Jewish Communal Fund Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach City Kehilat Hadar


Long Island Community Foundation MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Moody’s Foundation New York Community Trust NYCAHC Charitable Fund NYU Poly, HEOP Palms for Life Fund, Inc. Poly Prep Country Day School Presbyterian Church USA Hunger Program Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Share Our Strength Shore Family Foundation Slosberg Family Foundation Temple Israel of Northern Westchester The Perelman Family Foundation The San Francisco Foundation Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical H.S. Trinity Church Tudor Foundation United Way of New York City Wachs Family Fund Walmart Foundation Walmart Stores Wellpoint Foundation World Hunger Year

government Funders City Council Speaker Christine Quinn City Councilmember Brewer City Councilmember Foster City Councilmember Palma City Councilmember Rose City Councilmember White Federal Corporation for National and Community Service through the Department of Health & Human Services Federal Corporation for National and Community Service through the NY Commission on National and Community Service New York City Council through the Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Council through the NYC Human Resources Administration New York State Assembly through the Office of Children and Family Services New York State Senate through the Office of Children and Family Services US Department of Agriculture through NYC Human Resources Administration US Department of Agriculture through the Department of Health and Human Services US Department of Agriculture through the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service through the New York State Commission on National and Community Service—AmeriCorp VISTA National

donor gifts of $1,000 or more Timothy & Mary Early Brosnan Joy Browne James A. Coyle Gary Davis Daniel Franklin Friends & Family of Craig Murphey Richard & Marsha Goldberg Andrew Holm Lauren Jacob Mamie Kanfer Christopher Karagheuzoff Dr. Susan Kolod Erika Lapinskas Louis Leone Ilene Marcus Jean Menges Janice & Robert Murphey F.W. Pennington Elisa Rivlin & Eric Nadler Daniel B. Ripps Richard & Linda Schaps Gail & Judah Schorr Luliana Shapira Maureen Sheehan Judah Shore Jerry & Cecile Shore Melvin Shore Mike & Janet Slosberg Charline Spektor

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S ta f f Filomena Acevedo Community Organizer

Carrette Perkins Director of Programs

Joel Berg Executive Director

Valeria Rojo NOEP Project Coordinator

Amanda Cowgill Coordinator of the AmeriCorps VISTA program

Ivonne Salazar Director of Development

Omar Dawson Bookkeeper

Joann Shanley Director of Hunger Free Communities

Victoria Dumbuya Coordinator of the AmeriCorps State Program

George Spira Director of Finance & Administration

Rosa Encarnaci贸n Benefits Access Associate

Vanna Valdez Benefits Outreach Worker, Hunger Free Communities

Kristian Harrington-Colon Benefits Access Associate

Marie Vincent Benefits Outreach Worker, Hunger Free Communities

Theresa Hassler Director of Communications, Government Relations and Community Organizing

Jim Wengler Director of Benefits Access

Terence Kelly Benefits Access Associate Fabio Martinez Benefits Access Associate Reggie Miller Coordinator of the AmeriCorps VISTA program


Cindy Yee Benefits Outreach Worker, Hunger Free Communities

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Timothy Brosnan, Chair Moody’s Investors Service, Global Real Estate Group


Daniel B. Ripps, Vice-Chair Development Resource Group Inc.


Christopher G. Karagheuzoff, Esq., Secretary Dorsey & Whitney LLP


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Borough by Borough: Fighting the Root Causes of Hunger  

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