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    Explore the places where all kids & teens are welcome this summer.

    Play, learn, and eat healthy with our Summer Meals Finder. Learn More
  • 2015 NYS Anti-Hunger Conference Materials now online.

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Mission Statement

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

What We Do

Promoting hunger awareness

Increasing participation in hunger programs

Increasing participation in hunger programs

Advocating for anti-hunger public policies

Advocating for
anti-hunger
public policies

Providing support in the fight to end hunger

Providing support in the fight to end hunger

Get Food Help

Find NOEP centers, free summer meals, farmers' markets, and emergency food assistance.

Hunger Stats

  • $79M
    SNAP dollars brought in to the NYS economy each year through households helped by the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program.
  • 32,100
    Households enrolled in SNAP through the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program from 2012-2013.
  • 436,000
    NYS working families use SNAP to put food on the table.
  • 3M
    New Yorkers receive SNAP each month on average.
  • $5.6B
    SNAP dollars spent by New Yorkers in 2012 helping to strengthen our local economies.
  • $180
    The average monthly SNAP benefit for households with an older adult.
  • 1M
    New Yorkers age 60+ may be eligible for SNAP benefits, but only about half a million participate.
  • 58%
    Of NYS students qualify for free and reduced-price school meals.
  • 37%
    Of all NYS SNAP recipients are children.
  • 41%
    Of students qualified to eat free or reduced-price school meals participated in both school lunch and breakfast.

Summer Meals & Fun Finder

Many summer programs at parks, schools, libraries, and other fun places include healthy food to power kid and teen activities while they play and learn. 

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