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January 2017 Organizational Newsletter

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January 2017 Organizational Newsletter

January 16, 2017
By
Kelly de la Rocha
 
 
Hunger Solutions New York
Newly announced:
2017 Public Policy Priorities
Hunger Solutions New York has released its 2017 public policy agenda to improve New York’s nutrition assistance safety net.
 
In the coming year, we strive to build on our state’s successes by strategically increasing investment in anti-hunger programs on both the state and federal levels. We aim to protect vulnerable populations from losing access to benefits to which they are entitled, and to provide easier access to the programs they need to feed themselves and their families. READ MORE
Time to act! watermelon slice
Sign up to be a summer meals site or sponsor 
Last summer, thanks to the efforts of 348 sponsoring organizations, more than 3,000 community sites — a record number— served up free, healthy meals and snacks to kids and teens across New York State. Still, fewer than one in three students who relied on free and reduced-price school meals had access to summer meals. With your help, we can reach more youth this summer. READ MORE 

New! 
Website for CACFP childcare & afterschool meals 
Hunger Solutions New York has launched ChildCareMealsNY.org, a website where care providers can learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The site includes resources and information about the program’s benefits and how it works, from eligibility and meal pattern requirements to the application process. READ MORE
NOEP helps homeless man
receive SNAP benefits

 
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators work one-on-one with hungry New Yorkers. They hear firsthand how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other federally funded nutrition assistance programs can serve as a lifeline.

Hunger Solutions New York manages NOEP in nearly every county in New York State and throughout all boroughs of New York City, through subcontracts with 52 community-based agencies.
 
Louise Novak, NOEP Coordinator for Schenectady County, recently worked with a man who had been homeless for six years. “And when I say homeless, he wasn’t even able to get in the shelters because he had all of his IDs and paperwork stolen,” she recounted.  READ MORE


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Webinar on summer meals at libraries
We're collaborating with the New York Library Association on a Jan. 18 webinar about how librarians enhance their programming by partnering with summer meals sponsors. The New York State Education Department and several local librarians will also join us, to discuss program details and answer questions. Register now!

Save the date!

NYS Anti-Hunger Conference scheduled
Our second statewide Anti-Hunger Conference has been scheduled for May 17 at the Albany Capital Center. The only conference of its kind in our state, the event will feature a full day of speakers, workshops, and plenary sessions dedicated to seeking solutions to hunger. READ MORE

 

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