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Hunger Solutions New York to provide comment at House Agriculture Committee Listening Session in Cobleskill NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 9, 2017 Media Contact Sherry Tomasky Cell phone (518) 414-2570 Anti-hunger group advocates for protection of SNAP for low-income New Yorkers at Farm Bill Listening Session Hunger Solutions New York to provide comment at House...read more
The Farm Bill is a federal law that governs an array of agriculture and food programs, including SNAP; it is passed every five years with the current bill expiring in September 2018. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has announced a series...read more
On Thursday, October 5, the US House is scheduled to have a floor vote on the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution, which contains deep cuts to SNAP, the Community Eligibility Provision, and other vital human needs programs critical to ending hunger and poverty. The...read more
The FY-2018 House Budget Resolution includes a troubling provision that would significantly cut the number of schools eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal option for high-poverty schools to offer free school meals to all...read more
Your back-to-school child nutrition checklist is here! Read the latest on school breakfast and afterschool meals, Community Eligibility Provision, FRAC's unpaid school meal policy guidance, and much more. To subscribe, you can sign up or edit your newsletter...read more
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña announce “Free School Lunch for All” in New York City.read more
Due to upcoming storms, we want to alert SNAP (food stamp) recipients about replacement SNAP benefits in case of flooding or power outages. Current SNAP recipients who lost food purchased with their SNAP/EBT card due to flooding or a power outage of more than 4 hours...read more
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s primary anti-hunger program, boosts low-income households’ food purchasing power. SNAP participants buy the food they need, using SNAP benefits, at 260,000 stores throughout the country. The Center...read more
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...read more
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...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.