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CCC Testimony: City Council Oversight Hearing: Fighting Hunger in New York City

Published November 2011

CCC testified about ways to make healthy food more affordable and accessible at the November 21, 2011 City Council General Welfare Committee Hearing on Fighting Hunger in New York City.

CCC’s testimony included recommendations to fight hunger and obesity including:

  • Expanding the school meals program by increasing school participation in the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) and Universal School Meals programs.
  • Eliminating the finger-imaging requirement for food stamp applicants.
  • Increasing access to healthy, affordable food in food deserts.

CCC’s testimony included a letter from CCC’s Youth Action Members (YAMs) to the General Welfare Committee detailing their anti-hunger campaign and urging the City to eliminate the finger-imaging requirement for food stamp applicants.

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