We continue to advocate for policies that help all New Yorkers feed their families, and we encourage our supporters and partners to join our advocacy efforts.

Reaching out to your City, State and Congressional elected officials is an effective way to build, strengthen, and protect policies that support food access in your community. Sharing information with your friends and networks through social media and rallying them to make phone calls or participating in letter writing campaigns are great actions you can take to raise issues with your elected officials.Here are some tips on how to contact your officials:

  • Email your City Councilperson to report changes and increased need to food access in your community. Learn who your City Council Person is and how to contact them.
  • Ask your State Senator or Assembly Member to support your local food pantry and food bank. To learn who your State Senator or Assembly Member is and what they do, visit:
  • Tell your Congressional Member to fully support programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and policies that ensure that all families can access food and put meals on their tables.

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