HUNGER ACTION NETWORK OF NYS (HANNYS)
HANNYS is a statewide organization whose mission is to end hunger and its
root causes, including poverty, in our state. We represent over 2800 food
pantries and soup kitchens throughout New York who feed over 900,000 individuals
and families each week. To achieve our goal to end hunger, we advocate for
legislative change and at the same time, coordinate grassroots organizing
and coalition building.
In recent state budgets, we successfully lobbied for funds to create a jobs
program for welfare participants and increased state funding for emergency
food programs by millions of dollars. We also helped to enact the NYS minimum
wage increase. We also help develop community related projects such as community
gardens, farmers markets in low income neighborhoods, gleaning and food rescue
(saving perfectly good food from being thrown away by grocery stores, restaurants,
etc.) across the state to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable
food regardless of income.
Student interns and volunteers are needed to work out of the HANNYS office
to assist with coordination of anti-hunger conferences, communications, program
development, legislative advocacy, newsletter development, research, statewide
event planning, and a variety of clerical functions. This volunteer opportunity
would be of particular interest to undergraduates majoring in social welfare,
public policy, sociology and communication.
Person to contact : Mark Dunlea, ext. 1 -- or -- Sheila McCarthy, ext. 2
Phone number : (518) 434-7371
Hunger Action Network of New York State
275 State St., 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
THIS Organization IS ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
IT IS LOCATED ON CDTA BUS ROUTES.