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News & Action Center

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. 

Child Nutrition
Afterschool programs can strengthen their efforts to fight child hunger by collaborating with anti-hunger organizations. Anti-hunger organizations can help guide afterschool programs as they implement nutrition programs, including afterschool meals and summer meals. They can also share their expertise on effective community outreach, marketing and improving meal quality and appeal. In a recent blog from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Misha Marvel, child nutrition programs specialist for Hunger Solutions New York, and Maureen Fitzgerald, director of advocacy for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, answered questions about how to partner with anti-hunger organizations.
SNAP
Victims of a severe windstorm and subsequent snowstorms in the Rochester area who lost power and had food spoilage during the outage now have until March 31 to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) replacement benefits.
General, SNAP
Hunger Solutions New York’s annual SNAP Prescreening Guide has been updated and is available in digital form.
SNAP
Despite SNAP’s modest benefits - only about $1.40 on average per person per meal - it’s a critical foundation for millions of low-income families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities who use its benefits to put food on the table each month. There are a number of problems with converting SNAP to a block grant, or with other changes that would cap SNAP’s funding or merge it with other programs, as some House Republican leaders have proposed. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities detail these problems in a new blog, paper and a video.
General, Child Nutrition
Hunger Solutions New York today released its annual statewide report on school breakfast participation, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success.
SNAP
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities is highlighting SNAP's powerful reach for many demographic groups including children, seniors, Latino's and African American's. These fact sheets include insightful charts, state specific information, and selected characteristics around participation in SNAP.
SNAP
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has posted 2 recent blogs highlighting research showing how important SNAP (food stamps) and WIC are for children, many of whom face the dual risks of poverty and food insecurity. One in five children live in poverty; one in six live in families that have trouble putting enough food on the table.
General
School breakfast news, Anti-Hunger Conference update, more
Child Nutrition
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.

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