Food Security and Hunger

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    How Can We Improve Food Access in NYC?

    On Saturday, March 1, the 2014 TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference will descend on New York City, bringing together a panel of food experts who will speak on a number of eye-opening topics, from the history of food culture to sustainability efforts to eating crickets as a protein sourc ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 23, 2013


    Wallace Shawn messes 
with the planet

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    A music festival with fantastic food? Done

  • Voice Choices

    October 10, 2012


    NYC Food Film Festival Heats Up

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Taste of the Nation 2012: Celebrity Chefs Ending Childhood Hunger

    It's not often you can eat from New York City's top restaurants and help alleviate poverty in the city -- at the same time. Taste of the Nation NYC takes place on Monday, and the star-studded event will feature gourmet fare by top chefs from restaurants such as Ai Fiori and Gramercy Tavern. Hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2012 With a Call for Increased Food Stamp Money, Better Access to Fresh Food

    Electeds like to talk -- but U.S. Sen. Kirsten ‚ÄčGillibrand came to the Bronx today to listen. That's what Gillibrand said at the launch of an event this morning at Hostos Community College, where she joined Rep. Joe Crowley for a "listening session" on an upcoming Farm Bill, which Congre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Report: Food Stamps Boost Economy

    ​About one third of the people who can get food stamps do not, meaning many U.S. states have lost out on a steady source of cash, Bloomberg reports. According to the news service, people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, spend about $64 billion per year.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Sales of Locally Grown Produce to Increase; Food Shortages Prompt Suicide

    ‚ÄčAnalysts have reported that U.S. sales of locally grown produce have reached $4.8 billion -- and they expect that number to hit $7 billion in 2011. [Washington Post].Recent changes to New York's anti-hunger program hurt some long-established charities, while helping newer non-profits. [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    I Finally Ate At Le Bernardin!

    ​ Well, I ate things made by Le Bernardin. And Blue Hill and Landmarc and Tribeca Grill and even Ed's Chowder House. This was at City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger, an annual event at the Metropolitan Pavilion which not only squelched my hunger, it raised money to feed NYC's homeless. You go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Tasting Events in Queens and Brooklyn; Has Bed-Stuy Gone Gourmet?

    ​A new bill requiring the Health Department to report the number of permits it issues each year to food trucks and carts was introduced yesterday. [NY Post] Manhattan isn't the only borough with fancy tasting events. Taste of Sunnyside kicks off tonight and A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will debu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay?; Starbucks Wins Rights to Instant Coffee

    ​Eddie Huang divulges his favorite picks for Chinatown eats, including Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Oriental Garden on Elizabeth. [NY Post] Cupcake Stop, Taco Truck, and Desserts Truck are among food trucks getting permanent addresses at brick-and-mortar locations. [NY Post] Taco Bell has ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2008


    3rd Ward requests your presence

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    With Rising Food Costs, Councilman Seeks Ethanol Waiver for NY

    It was not all that long ago that ethanol, the natural alcohol made from organic material, was being hailed as a major step forward in the creation of environmentally-friendly replacements for fossil fuels. Typically made of corn in America, government looks on ethanol so fondly that Congress has pa ... More >>

  • Books

    January 20, 2004
  • News

    December 4, 2001

    Let Them Eat Teddy Bears

    U.S. Watches Afghans Sink Into Starvation