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Kathy Goldman is a long-time community activist who has been working on food, hunger and poverty issues since 1965. In 1980, she founded the Community Food Resource Center, now part of the Food Bank for New York City, and served as its Executive Director until 2003. Her advocacy work has focused on passage of federal food programs, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs. Her organization has closely watched how federal nutrition assistance programs are administered and utilized in New York City, and the impact on the 2 million low-income New York City residents. Kathy was one of the founders of the Food Bank for New York City in 1983 and has worked on other innovative programs, including efforts to empower low-income communities and families to take an active role in their nutrition and health. She currently serves as co-director of Community Food Advocates, Inc., with long-time colleague Agnes Molnar. Kathy lives in NYC and has three children and five grandchildren.