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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
In this brief from Children’s Health Watch in the ‘What If …?’ series, “A Treatment Plan for Hunger: SNAP, WIC, and the Community Eligibility Provision,” Children’s Health Watch asked, “What if we optimized key child nutrition programs to reduce food insecurity?” Through innovative simulation modeling techniques, they explore how reasonable policy improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) have the potential to significantly reduce the number of families experiencing food insecurity.read more
This policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights a new study which finds that just a $30-per-person increase in monthly SNAP benefits would not only increase low-income households’ spending on food, but also improve the nutritional quality of their diets.read more
The Food Research & Action Center has released a report, How Hungry is America?, which shows that the United States has made significant progress in addressing food hardship since the Great Recession, but still millions of Americans live in households that...read more
NOEP Request For Proposals Released
Hunger Solutions New York is soliciting proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).
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.