The effort brought approximately $75,746,475 federal SNAP dollars into New York State.READ MORE
Hunger Solutions New York has redesigned itsSchoolMealsHubNY.org website to be a one-stop spot where schools, community organizations, and concerned community members can learn all about programs that feed children – how they work, their benefits, ways to make meals more accessible and more.
September brought two new team members to the Hunger Solutions New York office. Krista Hesdorfer (on left) joined us as the CACFP Associate, and Kara Williams (on right) as a public affairs intern. READ MORE
New SNAP eligibility toolkit available
Each Oct. 1, the federal poverty levels used to determine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility are adjusted, along with the standards and deductions used to determine monthly benefits. Because of this year's adjustment, more people may be eligible for SNAP.
We’ve created a toolkit based on those new levels -- which includes a policy memo, budget worksheet, and more -- to help community organizations understand the income limits and to have handy SNAP tools at their fingertips, to better serve clients.
Studies highlight need for renewed commitment to nutrition assistance programs in NYS
Three recent national reports look at the issue of hunger in America from various perspectives. Our analysis of these data sets reveals that, despite an improving economy, hunger remains a persistent and prevalent challenge in New York State.
These reports collectively underscore the need for continued expansion of and improved access to federal nutrition programs including SNAP, school mealsand summer meals in New York State. READ MORE