Zimet to head Hunger Action Network of New York State



ALBANY – New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet will now be splitting her day between her town hall duties and her new job as executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State.
The network is an organization of emergency food providers, advocates, faith groups and low-income New Yorkers, whose goal is to end hunger and its root causes, including poverty.
Zimet said society cannot sit idly by and allow a child or senior to
go without food on the table.
“What we are doing is trying to make sure that there is money in the budget to adequately provide for the food stamps and all the hunger programs, but in addition, three things that impact hunger the most are rent, heating and healthcare and that is what push people into food pantries,” she said.
Hunger Action Network is advocating for a state minimum wage of $15 an hour, more funding for emergency food and child nutrition programs, job creation for low-income New Yorkers, and universal single payer health care.

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