Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases his new “No Student Goes Hungry Program”

A five-point proposal to ensure that New York students are able to get the nutrition they need to succeed.

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Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. We believe no one should ever wonder where their next meal is coming from.

SNAP ABAWD Time Limits

New resources for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) are accessible here, including an updated desk guide and checklist containing the 2018 list of waived areas in our state.

2017-18 SNAP Prescreening Guide

Hunger Solutions New York’s annual SNAP Prescreening Guide, an invaluable tool for community organizations that work with SNAP consumers, has been updated and is available in digital form.

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ABAWD Time Limits 2018 Waiver Updates

On Jan. 1, 2016, NYS reinstated a rule that restricts unemployed, childless adults to three months of SNAP benefits through December 2018, unless they meet strict work rules, are exempt, or live in waived area. In federal regulations, the rule is referred to as Able...

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Tax Bill Will Cause Harm to Millions of Americans

Tax Bill Will Cause Harm to Millions of Americans Statement attributed to Jim Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center. WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017 — “The tax bill passed by Congress today is a great disservice to the American people. It gives huge tax cuts...

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USDA 2016 Food Insecurity Report Released

A new USDA report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, reveals that 12.5% of New York households face food insecurity, meaning they lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. New York State’s food insecurity...

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USDA 2016 Food Insecurity Report Released

A new USDA report, Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, reveals that 12.5% of New York households face food insecurity, meaning they lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. New York State’s food insecurity...

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