12th Annual Legislative Forum, 2/21/2023

Our speakers were

  • Susan Zimet, Director of Food and Anti-Hunger Policy for the State of New York.
  • Kate Mackenzie, Executive Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Food Policy
  • Liz Accles, Executive Director, Community Food Advocates
  • Nick Buess, Food Bank for New York City
  • Keith Carr, City Harvest

Click here for the recording.

11th Annual Legislative Forum, 2/24/2022

Our two speakers were:

Volunteer Honorees

The Hunger Task Force acknowledges the remarkable work these people and organizations have done to make food available to our communities:

  • Mount Sinai Mobile Pantry, Rashalee Smith-Thomas
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island Mobile Pantry, Derrick Felder and Clara Zaza
  • Project Hospitality Mobile Pantry, Alex Hughes
  • Bait-ul Jamaat House of Community, Imam Zulqarnain Abdu Shahid
  • Brothers Who Care, Frank Sullivan
  • MASK, Tanisha Franks
  • Urban Fairies, Alycia Campbell
  • Staten Island Giving Circle, Michele Yacovello and Evelyn Kormanik
  • K-Woods Foundation, Tal Jasmin and Kareem Woods

Anita Fein Memorial Volunteer Award: Aur Torah Pantry, Iva Rueven

P-EBT: Answers to Questions Your Clients May Have

The P-EBT information meeting was held on Monday, July 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Watch the video here.

All children in public schools and some in private and charter schools will receive P-EBT (Pandemic EBT, or food stamps) starting in July.

Candidate Forum, 6/7/2021

Find out what the candidates learned from us and what we learned about them.

Legislative Forum, 2/18/21

Food insecurity on Staten Island during COVID pandemic and legislative changes that could make a difference. Speakers: Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, Nicholas Buess (Food Bank for New York City), Jerome Nathaniel (City Harvest), Emilio Tavarez (Hunger Free America).

Government Organizations

Federal Agencies:

Local Agencies:

Administration for Children & Families Administration for Children's Services
National Council for Aging Care Human Resources Administration Department of Social Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Education
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Health and Human Services NYC Department of Homeless Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs


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