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Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. This section will be updated as important news, legislative information, and SNAP policy alerts become available. To have information and alerts be sent directly to your e-mail, sign up for our RSS feed. 

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In our newest SNAP Policy Update we highlight information from OTDA concerning a clarification received from United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Services (USDA/FNS) around eligibility for expedited SNAP benefits for recipients determined to be an ABAWD and who were previously deemed ineligible for SNAP for noncompliance with the time limit work rules.
SNAP
A new op-ed by Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign highlights the importance of SNAP for people with disabilities. As Congress considers making drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it's more important than ever to dispel myths about the program and shed more light on the families SNAP serves.
SNAP
Budgets, it is often said in Washington, are moral documents meant to convey priorities. House Republicans’ fiscal year 2018 budget makes their priorities crystal clear—namely, delivering tax cuts to millionaires at the expense of America’s struggling working families. Among the cruelest elements of the proposal is its plan to decimate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program. House Republicans want to slash SNAP by a whopping $154 billion over 10 years, cutting projected spending on benefits by 42 percent of projected SNAP spending between 2023 and 2027. If these budget cuts were enacted solely by taking families off the program, more than 7 million households per year could lose access to benefits starting in 2023, and 6.6 million households could lose access in 2027. See the Center for American Progress article for estimates of the number of households who could lose SNAP benefits in each state.
SNAP
A new report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has found that rural Americans are increasingly reliant on food stamps to make ends meet each month — and their usage outstrips that of urban residents. Nationally, food stamp participation is highest overall among households in rural areas (16%) and small towns (16%) compared to metro counties (13%).
SNAP
This blog by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recounts a recent Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing that looked at proper nutrition and seniors’ health and highlighted the risk of malnutrition and poor health among older adults and their links to limited access to nutritious food. Many seniors are food insecure, meaning that they have problems affording nutritious, adequate food. In the hearing, senators and witnesses repeatedly pointed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as an important support for seniors who have few resources.
SNAP
In our newest SNAP newsletter we highlight harmful cuts to SNAP being proposed in the FY 2018 Budget process and actions for advocates, along with how these cuts will hurt American's. We share a new SNAP policy update that covers the SNAP time limit rule and links to updated tools and resources. We introduce a new medical deduction fact sheet and budget worksheet for individuals, caregivers, and community organizations working with seniors and/or people with disabilities. We highlight new SNAP reports on how SNAP helps different populations, and much more...
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SNAP
SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, also encourages work, a new report and video by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explain. SNAP’s benefit structure rewards earnings over unearned income (such as Social Security or cash assistance), which incentivizes participants to work and seek higher wages or work more hours.
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The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution released last week would make hunger in this country far worse. The proposal combines a huge tax cut that is heavily tilted toward the rich with tens of billions of dollars in safety net program cuts. Read our latest update on the federal budget, including analyses, talking points, sample social media posts and a call to action to contact Members of Congress.
SNAP
New York City, where 1.7 million people receive SNAP, now allows eligibility documents to be submitted via smartphones.

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