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Research & Data

The fight to end hunger in New York State must include an organized effort from various groups. Publications, research, and data from Hunger Solutions New York and other organizations, found here, can be used to spread a cohesive message about the positive effects nutrition assistance programs can have on the lives of hungry New Yorkers. 

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School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success
Hunger Solutions New York's statewide report, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success, analyzes school breakfast participation during the 2015-2016 school year. This report reveals that school breakfast continues to be underutilized across New York State.
Topics: Community Eligibility, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Community Eligibility Continues to Grow in the 2016–2017 School Year
This report from the Food Research & Action Center provides a status report on Community Eligibility implementation nationally and across the states and the District of Columbia in the 2016–2017 school year, based on school and school district participation and enrollment in Community Eligibility schools.
Topics: Community Eligibility
2016: Our Year in Review
2016 was a productive year! The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program that we manage had its most successful year yet. We helped schools to reach thousands more students with breakfast, and community organizations to greatly spread the reach of summer meals. We rallied more than 100 community organizations to sign on to the campaign defending child nutrition programs under Congress's Reauthorization bill, and took a lead role in assisting organizations that serve clients subject to the reinstated SNAP time limit rule.
Topics: General
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School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts – 2015–2016 School Year
A companion analysis by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts, examined school breakfast participation in 73 school districts across the country, including six New York State school districts — Brentwood Union Free School District, Buffalo Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Rochester City School District, and Syracuse City School District.
Topics: General, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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School Breakfast Scorecard - School Year 2015-2016
New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.
Topics: Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Chart Book: SNAP Helps Struggling Families Put Food on the Table
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington D.C.-based public policy think tank,released their annual SNAP chart book which highlights some key characteristics of the more than 44 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use.
Topics: SNAP
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School Breakfast at Half Century - A Look Back to Move Ahead
School Breakfast at Half Century - A Look Back to Move Ahead, a report authored by Janet Poppendieck, reflects on her decades of research and advocacy to promote the School Breakfast Program in light of its 50th anniversary. She lifts up this critical program, which provided 2.3 billion nutritious meals to America’s children last year, and its steady growth as possibly the best example of effective advocacy and productive cooperation between national anti-hunger organizations and state and local groups. This report examines the history, challenges, policy gains and role of advocacy in shaping the program.
Topics: Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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SNAP Works for America's Children
A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), SNAP Works for America's Children, reviews the many ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) supports children and includes numerous state by state tables. SNAP will help about 20 million children each month this year. SNAP’s support is critical for America’s low-income children: no other nutrition or income support program reaches as many at-risk children or contributes as much to the overall resources of very low-income households with children.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, SNAP
Studies highlight need for renewed commitment to nutrition assistance programs in New York State
Three recent national reports look at the issue of hunger in America from various perspectives. Our analysis of these data sets reveals that, despite an improving economy, hunger remains a persistent and prevalent challenge in New York State. These reports collectively underscore the need for continued expansion of and improved access to federal nutrition programs including SNAP, school meals and summer meals in New York State.
FRAC Report: Food Hardship in America: Households with Children Especially Hard Hit
The Food Research and Action Center’s Food Hardship in America: Households with Children Especially Hard Hit report reveals that despite an improving economy, far too many New York State residents — especially children — still live in households that struggle against hunger. Derived from an analysis of Gallup-Healthways Well-Being surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015, the report finds 19.2 percent of households with children suffer from food hardship nationally. In New York State, that percentage is even higher: 21.4 percent; our state as ranked 17th worst among all states for food hardship.
Topics: General

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