Posts tagged “All You Can Eat”
May 16, 2013
Fighting hunger means more than donating cans to a food drive, says Joel Berg, an expert on hunger and food security, and the head of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. Hunger is a larger societal problem, and people need to change the way they think about it before they can begin to fight it.
Berg, the author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry Is America? (Seven Stories Press, 2008), writes in an article in the New York Nonprofit Press that volunteering once a year on the holidays is not enough to fight hunger either. With hopes of connecting people with ways they can fight food insecurity, Berg and NYCCAH have launched the Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service initiative. People interested in the new program can go to HungerVolunteer.org, where they will find downloadable toolkits for service work, as well as ways to match their own skills, interests, resources, and time availability.
September 6, 2012
All You Can Eat by Joel Berg has been chosen as a Top Book about Poverty.
“Many books have been written about poverty in America. As part of the Shadow Conventions 2012, we’ve talked to experts across the country, in academia and thinktanks, authors and an Occupy Wall Street librarian, to track down the best reads about this serious and growing problem in the richest country on earth.”
In All You Can Eat Berg takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. A spirited call to action, All You Can Eat shows how practical solutions for hungry Americans will ultimately benefit America’s economy and all of its citizens.
April 5, 2012
“Hunger Hits Home examines the causes, complications and misconceptions about childhood hunger in the United States, as well as some of the innovative solutions being put into practice today.”
January 18, 2012
“49 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.”
August 25, 2011
“Living-wage employment should be the centerpiece of all social policy. To achieve that goal, we need serious national efforts to create jobs that pay enough for families to meet their basic expenses and to provide the training and work support necessary to ensure that current and former welfare recipients can obtain and keep those jobs.”
April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010, 4-6 p.m., University of Vermont Bookstore, Dudley Davis Student Center, 590 Main Street, Burlington Vermont
December 5, 2009
10:15am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107. Conference registration is required. Panel discussion on “Community Food Security, Social Justice, and Sustainability in the City.” Other panelists include: Lisa Markowitz (Univ. of Louisville); Charles Price (UNC-Chapel Hill); Alice Wilson. For more information, see Joel Berg’s website.
Joel Berg panel discussion in Philadelphia: “Community Food Security, Social Justice, and Sustainability in the City”
December 5, 2009
December 5, 10:15am, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Panel discussion on “Community Food Security, Social Justice, and Sustainability in the City.” Other panelists include Lisa Markowitz (Univ. of Louisville), Charles Price (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Alice Wilson. Co-sponsored by the Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology. Conference registration is required.
November 25, 2009
From the New York Times article by Ariel Kaminer on volunteering to fight hunger on Thanksgiving:
What is the sound of one eye rolling? Call Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, and tell him you want to engage in that wonderful holiday tradition of volunteering on a soup line in the third week of November.
“Thanksgiving is to hunger groups what Halloween is to a costume company,” he said. “Sometimes people actually get mad at us when they call a day or two before Thanksgiving or a day or two before Christmas and want to volunteer, when in fact many of these agencies have waiting lists months in advance.” Out of fear of alienating anyone, Mr. Berg said, some places just make up work for people to do — even if it gets in the way of more important business.
November 16, 2009
November 16, 4:30pm, University of Illinois at Springfield, Student Life Building, One University Plaza, Springfield, IL, 62703.