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Met Council participated in the Food Bank for New York City’s Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day in Albany.  In meetings with New York City’s delegation, Met Council and 50 agency leaders from among New York City’s emergency food providers advocated for increasing Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) funding in the Executive Budget in FY2015-16.  This […]

Met Council Celebrates its Food for Life Campaign

Met Council held its Food for Life Reception at The Pierre benefiting Met Council’s Kosher Food Network. This network — the largest in America — feeds tens of thousands of food insecure New Yorkers every year through our kosher food distribution pantry program, food cards, food rescue and three free kosher community restaurants. Met Council’s […]

Kosher/Halal amendment to the farm bill becomes law

The kosher/halal amendment will require the USDA to create a plan to increase the purchase of kosher food for use in food banks nationwide, and to track and label kosher food so that food pantries like ours can identify the food they can buy from food banks. “We must take steps to help the neediest […]

Met Council joins Food Bank of NYC for Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day

Met Council staff joined Food Bank of NYC for the Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day in Washington DC. The Advocacy Day brought together the leaders in combating Food Insecurity with a unified voice. Met Council met with officials in congress and spoke with them on the need to strengthen and protect critical food resources like SNAP (formally […]