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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. 

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Download an image to accompany Thunderclap promotional materials here.
Child Nutrition
To promote the upcoming release of our school breakfast report, we’ve launched an awareness initiative using Thunderclap, a website that enables people to post a pre-determined message to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr all on the same day and at the exact same time, to achieve maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob to promote the School Breakfast Program and the findings in our new report. Our message will hit social media March 8, the report release date.
SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) responds to changes in the economy, growing to help those in need during recessions and then shrinking when the economy improves. Two new interactive graphics from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities illustrate how SNAP has responded to the economy, as designed, in recent years.
SNAP
In this newsletter you will find: updated tools and resources with the 2017 SNAP Time Limit Waiver list; several SNAP policy updates; information on who benefits from SNAP in NYS and more...
Child Nutrition
For the 1.6 million NYS students who may rely on healthy school meals, time off from school can mean coping with food hardship. Fortunately, some sponsors of afterschool and summer meals have the option to serve meals on weekends and during school breaks. With winter and spring breaks approaching, we urge sponsors to explore the opportunity to serve meals during those times.
General, SNAP
Ben Driscoll, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) coordinator for Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, shared the following story about young parents he helped to enroll for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
General, SNAP
Our newest Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators met in Albany during January for a three-day training
SNAP
Disabled New Yorkers rank among our most vulnerable populations, often burdened with enormous medical bills, and mental and physical restrictions that make holding down a job difficult or impossible. Many of these people find themselves having to choose between paying their monthly bills and getting proper nutrition. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help to lessen that worry by stretching food dollars for low-income individuals and families. The Nutrition Application and Education Program (NOEP), managed by Hunger Solutions New York, can help to simplify the SNAP education process for people with disabilities.
General, Child Nutrition
This edition features info on: upcoming state trainings for serving meals to kids after school, during summer and while in child care; recent summer meals webinar for libraries; our new ChildCareMealsNY.org and AfterschoolMealsNY.org websites; summer meals sponsor survey results; our soon-to-be-released school breakfast report, and more!
Child Nutrition
Last July, less than 1 in 3 kids and teens who relied on school meals to power their learning had access to healthy meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Share the schedule of these regional trainings to end summertime hunger in your community: raise awareness, provide space to one of our state’s summer meals sponsors, or serve snacks or meals to fortify your summer program. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of 348 sponsors, kids and teens throughout New York State were able to eat at over 3,000 locations, including parks, pools, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, camps, housing authorities, libraries, and other places in their neighborhoods.

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