PROPOSED SNAP CUTS IN PRESIDENT'S FY 2018 BUDGET

Proposed SNAP cuts in President’s FY 2018 budget would significantly increase hunger and poverty in NYS.

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Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers.

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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.

Toolkit: SNAP October 1 Eligibility/Budgeting Change

Our toolkit provides community organizations with updated tools, resources, and information on how to help SNAP recipients maximize their SNAP benefits

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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Flooding, Power Outages And Replacement SNAP Benefits

Due to the previous wind storms, we want to alert SNAP (food stamp) recipients about replacement SNAP benefits in case of flooding or power outages. Current SNAP recipients who lost food purchased with their SNAP/EBT card due to flooding or a power outage of more than...

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SNAP Network News-Fall 2017

In our fall 2017 SNAP newsletter we release our new toolkit addressing the October 1 eligibility and budgeting changes. We share a new SNAP policy update that covers the SNAP application rules for hurricane evacuees. We discuss the role of SNAP on health. Also...

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SNAP Application Rules for Hurricane Evacuees in NYS

This newest SNAP policy update from Hunger Solutions New York, highlights the SNAP application rules for people who have evacuated due to NYS due to Hurricane Maria, Irma, or Harvey.  It also includes reminders about SNAP processing rules that will be especially...

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Legislative Action & Policy Alerts

Research & Data

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...

SNAP Map: SNAP Matters In Every Community

Rural and small town households across the country are more likely to participate in SNAP than their metro-area counterparts, according to the Food Research and Action Center’s SNAP Map, the interactive data tool FRAC launched on August 2. The map provides...

News & Action

Flooding, Power Outages And Replacement SNAP Benefits

Due to the previous wind storms, we want to alert SNAP (food stamp) recipients about replacement SNAP benefits in case of flooding or power outages. Current SNAP recipients who lost food purchased with their SNAP/EBT card due to flooding or a power outage of more than...

read more

SNAP Network News-Fall 2017

In our fall 2017 SNAP newsletter we release our new toolkit addressing the October 1 eligibility and budgeting changes. We share a new SNAP policy update that covers the SNAP application rules for hurricane evacuees. We discuss the role of SNAP on health. Also...

read more

SNAP Application Rules for Hurricane Evacuees in NYS

This newest SNAP policy update from Hunger Solutions New York, highlights the SNAP application rules for people who have evacuated due to NYS due to Hurricane Maria, Irma, or Harvey.  It also includes reminders about SNAP processing rules that will be especially...

read more

Research & Data

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...

SNAP Map: SNAP Matters In Every Community

Rural and small town households across the country are more likely to participate in SNAP than their metro-area counterparts, according to the Food Research and Action Center’s SNAP Map, the interactive data tool FRAC launched on August 2. The map provides...

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NOEP Helps NYC Woman Overcome SNAP Barrier

When her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits were dramatically reduced last winter, "Meiying" couldn't understand why. A Chinese immigrant living in Queens, she relies on SNAP...

For Schenectady Family, SNAP Was A Stepping-Stone

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps to stretch food budgets, but often accomplishes much more than that. For many recipients, it serves as a stepping-stone on the path toward...

Schenectady’s Breakfast In The Classroom & Academic Success

In AASA's latest Courageous Leadership Conversation video episode, Laurence Spring, superintendent of Schenectady City School District in New York, discusses the district's equity initiative and how...

How SNAP Helps Older Adults In St. Lawrence County

As a NOEP Coordinator for St. Lawrence County, I participated in the Spring Bazaar held in April of 2013 at a local Senior Center in Canton, NY. During the day I spoke with 111 community members...

How SNAP Helps A Single Mother And Her Child In Queens

I met a single mother in Jackson Heights back in 2008, and I encouraged her to apply for SNAP because she was eligible. She worked in a supermarket bagging groceries and her earnings were the tips...