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October Organizational News

October 06, 2016
By
Kelly de la Rocha
 

NOEP has record-breaking year

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) helped more than 33,000 New York State households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during the 2015-2016 contract year, making it the most successful year in NOEP’s 29-year history.
 
The effort brought approximately $75,746,475 federal SNAP dollars into New York State. READ MORE

SchoolMealsHubNY.com redesigned

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.

The completely revamped site provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information about the School Breakfast ProgramNational School Lunch ProgramCommunity Eligibility Provision andprograms that serve children beyond the traditional K-12 school day. READ MORE

New Faces

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 SNAPschool mealsand summer meals in New York State. READ MORE

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We're hiring

NOEP Contract Manager  to manage subcontractors and contribute to the outreach efforts of theNutrition Outreach and Education Program.

CACFP webinar
We've partnered with NYS Network for Youth Successand NYS Dept. of Healthto increase sponsors and sites serving afterschool meals through CACFP. View our recent webinarand visitAfterschoolMealsNY.org to learn more.
 

 

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