Staten Island Hunger Task Force
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About Us

It is the mission of the Staten Island Hunger Task Force to advocate for the needs of food-insecure families and individuals and not-for-profit emergency feeding programs in order to ensure that hunger needs are met in the borough of Staten Island.

The Hunger Task Force is committed to bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our borough in order to muster the will of community leaders and members to fight for an end to hunger on Staten Island.

We will support the work of our local emergency feeding programs through education, advocacy, and coordination of services as well as support the city, state, and federal positions that advance both sufficient anti-hunger resources as well as an end to hunger itself.

Meetings

The Staten Island Hunger Task Force meets the first Monday every other month starting in January, with a break during the summer.

The next meeting is Sept. 10, 3:00-5:00 p.m., location to be determined.

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SAVE SNAP! FIGHT HUNGER! Call Congressman Donovan Now

Congress has introduced a bill that slashes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides meals to millions of Americans every single year, including 1 in every 4 children in this country and over 1 in 10 residents of Staten Island.

SNAP brings more than $100 million in federal dollars annually to Staten Island, supporting our local businesses as well as our friends and neighbors.

Call Congress Member Donovan’s DC office TODAY at (202) 225-3371 and urge him to vote NO on the House Farm Bill. Here’s what you can say:

“Hello, this is [your name] and I’m calling from [your organization], which is located in the Congress Member’s District. Our zip code is [organization’s zip code]. Please ask the Congress Member to stand up for low income constituents and VOTE NO to the House Farm Bill. Changes to SNAP in the House Farm Bill will take food away from low income households with constituents who can’t work including children, seniors and people trying to recover from opioid use and domestic abuse. The Congress Member’s NO vote is extremely important to me and people in his community. [Share why else SNAP is important to you and your constituents]. Thank you for your time, and for sharing my message with the Congress Member.”

Congress is expected to vote on the Farm Bill the week of May 21. Rep. Donovan’s NO vote is critical to stopping cuts to SNAP that would take millions of meals away from our neighbors in need. Thank you for taking action!

Or Write...

You can also sign a letter written by the Staten Island Hunger Task Force, in partnership with Food Bank For New York City, to urge Congress Member Donovan to stand for what is right for our community and reject this bill.

Your response is automatically sent to Congressman Donovan. You can sign on behalf of your pantry or soup kitchen or as yourself.

Click this link, Don't Slash Hunger-Fighting Programs, to see and sign the letter.

Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Look for food pantries in your ZIP Code:

Note: Please check hours and arrive at least half an hour before the pantry or kitchen closes. Most pantries and kitchens are staffed by volunteers who need to be able to leave on time. Thanks!

Click here for a list of pantries in alphabetical order.

Supported by a generous grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 
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