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Joel Berg

Executive Director of New York City Coaltion Against Hunger

Joel Berg appears in the following:

Food Insecurity and Hunger in America

Monday, April 14, 2014

Joel Berg, Executive Director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger talks about why food insecurity is so high in this country and what can be done to reduce it.

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Annual Feast Is A Reminder of America's Hungry

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For many of the 47 million Americans on food stamps Thanksgiving this year will be difficult, made worse by cuts to SNAP assistance that began rolling out November 1. Joel Berg is executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and author of “All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?” Also joining The Takeaway are Mary Coleman and Jennifer Peguero, two women who have experienced the difficulties of building a feast when there is little to go around.

 

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Hunger in New York City

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Joel Berg, the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, explains how social programs managed to prevent widespread starvation during the great recession.

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Sandy Leaves Tens of Thousands Homeless

Monday, November 05, 2012

In New York City and the surrounding boroughs, suburbs, and beyond, many people are still without power and fuel, including significant parts of New Jersey and Long Island. Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, explains some of the challenges still facing the city.

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Food Stamp of Approval

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Joel Berg, executive director of the New York Coalition Against Hunger, and New York State health commissioner Dr. Richard Daines discuss the city and state proposal to bar the purchase of soda on food stamps for two years.

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Americans Using Food Stamps More Than Ever Before

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Add this to your list of indicators that the recession isn't over yet: There are now more Americans on food stamps than at any time in history. According to a report in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 36 million Americans currently receive food stamps, and 50 percent of American children will have lived in households which receive government food assistance by time they turn 20.

We speak with Mark Rank, professor of social welfare at Washington University in St. Louis and one of the authors of the study. Also with us are Angel Seymore, a home health care aide from the Bronx who receives food stamps; and Joel Berg, executive director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

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YUEI: Food Stamps

Monday, April 20, 2009

Michael Paone, community organizer and anti-hunger activist, and Joel Berg, executive director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger and the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? (Seven Stories Press, 2008), talk about the increase of food stamp enrollment in the ...

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Hunger in the Land of Plenty

Friday, January 16, 2009

Currently around 35 million Americans don’t have enough to eat. We look at why there is a problem of hunger in our land of plenty, and what can be done about it in a time of economic crisis. Joel Berg is executive director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger and ...

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Hunger Pains

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? (Seven Stories Press, 2008), discusses the annual hunger survey for NYC.

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What Are You Thankful For?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

As families around the region get ready to gather for thanksgiving dinner, many New Yorkers still go hungry. Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, reports on the results of their annual hunger survey. And, should the movie Milk and other films be used to ...

New York City on $1.00 A Day

Monday, May 14, 2007

Queens City Councilman Eric Gioia (D) and Joel Berg, the executive director of the Coalition Against Hunger, talk about taking the “Food Stamp Challenge”-- trying to live on the average allocation of $28 a week, to call attention to the issue of hunger in New York City.

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