Friday, January 30, 2009

Feed NYC!

On Sunday March 8th, concerned citizens and faith leaders in New York City are gathering to urge our local and national leaders to meet the difficult challenges now facing our local community and beyond. In these tough economic times, hungry and poor people are being hit the hardest. Rising unemployment and stagnant wages make it harder for low-income workers to provide food for their families, especially in light of sharply higher food prices--did anyone see the price of food go back down after gas prices did--wasn't that the reason we were told the prices went up?!

Date: Sunday March 8th, 2009
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY

Bread for the World
Interfaith Voices AgainstHunger/Feed the Solution
Hunger Action Network of New York State
New York Province of the Society of Jesus
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Faith and Hunger Network
Partners In Grace
Hope For Our Neighbors In Need
Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship and more!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Homelessness Prevention Program To Lose Funding

Susan Dominus reports for "The New York Times" that The Homelessness Prevention Program will lose its funding in April because of the state’s gaping budget shortfall. Read the full article here: