- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko is joining faith groups and advocates for the poor in support of anti-hunger programs.

They’re planning to rally Monday morning at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany, the site of the city’s largest food pantry. The event is timed to coincide with the week of Thanksgiving.

Organizers say speakers will call for food to be treated as a human right. They also will also speak out in favor of a higher minimum wage and child nutrition programs.

The Hunger Action Network of New York State says more than 13 percent of households in New York state are considered “food insecure.”


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