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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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President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $193 billion over the next ten years — a more than 25 percent cut — through a massive cost shift to states, cutting eligibility for millions of households and reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands more, as highlighted in a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The unemployed, the elderly, and low-income working families with children would bear the brunt of the cuts.
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The Anti-Hunger Champion Award honors New York State leaders who have taken strategic and decisive steps to reduce hunger in our state and beyond. We are pleased to present the 2017 award to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in recognition of her tireless efforts to protect and defend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), strengthen core child nutrition programs, and to ensure every New Yorker has access to enough healthy food.
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For millions of Americans, work doesn’t provide enough income for them to feed their families. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that SNAP (formerly food stamps) provides workers with low pay and often fluctuating incomes with crucial additional monthly income to help put food on the table. It also helps workers get by while they’re between jobs.
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SNAP at farmers' markets, conference deadline extended, more
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In 2016, Hunger Solutions New York concluded its fifth year of partnering with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island on the Long Island Anti-Hunger Initiative (LIAH), which utilized traditional and technology-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach strategies to assist low-income residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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Hunger Solutions New York is proud to have received an honorable mention for the National AfterSchool Association’s 2017 Most Influential in Health and Wellness award. Honorees and honorable mentions are distinguished for their strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool programming.
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Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet but they’re not always easy to come by. Many low-income New Yorkers lack access to a supermarket that stocks a variety of produce and must rely on what they can purchase at convenience stores. Farmers’ markets help to fill that gap. Many are located in areas where there is no nearby supermarket.
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Hunger Solutions New York is now accepting applications for a Controller. To learn more about the position and to apply for this job, please download the full job description.
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This summer, Hunger Solutions New York will solicit proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP). Community-based nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a contract to provide free, confidential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information, education, prescreening and application services to low-income New Yorkers.

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