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URBAN FOOD POLICY FORUM | Strategies for Confronting Epidemics of Fear and Hunger: The Future of Food Security in New York City

  • CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy 55 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

We are now in the public comment period for the Trump Administration proposal to revise the nation’s public charge rule. On December 10, 2018, this period will end. What is “public charge”?  What is its current and potential impact for the well-being and food insecurity of immigrant communities in New York City and the US? More broadly, what are other threats to the future of food security in New York City?  How can New York best protect the advances in reducing food insecurity of the last two decades?  On October 30, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to discuss the public charge rule proposal as well as other threats to food security.  The Forum will also provide updates from a new working group focused on immigrant access to food benefits and the latest information on the Nutrition Title of the (now expired) Farm Bill, specifically SNAP and TEFAP components.




Moderator:  Jan Poppendieck, Professor Emerita of Sociology at Hunter College and Senior Faculty Fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute


Suggested Additional Resources:

HANNAH MATTHEWS suggests the following:

NICHOLAS BUESS suggests the following:

CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute also suggests:

Public charge:


Nutrition title of the Farm Bill: