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Hunger Solutions New York works with national partners to advocate for public policies that contribute to ending hunger.  

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2017 Public Policy Priorities: Hunger Solutions New York maintains that it is a social responsibility to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to secure adequate food and nutrition. While New York’s public response to hunger includes a number of federal and state nutrition assistance programs, many New Yorkers still struggle with hunger.
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Open Letter to New York Congressional Delegation: Sign-on your organization’s support to the below letter calling for the New York Congressional Delegation (House and Senate) to stand together to reject cuts or structural constraints (block grants) to our nation’s core anti-hunger programs. Please sign on by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
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Join the Food Research and Action Center and Hunger Solutions New York in strong opposition to a bill that would block-grant child nutrition programs. You can support to the effort by adding your organization's name to a sign-on letter, and in other ways as well.
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Read the latest blog from the Children's Health Watch on the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Ensuring the programs included under this act are strengthened and firmly rooted in science and evidence-based practices is necessary to improve child health and reduce food insecurity.
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A child nutrition reauthorization bill (H.R. 5003) introduced on April 20 by Rep. Todd Rokita, chair of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, includes a provision that would severely restrict schools’ eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students.
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New York State community organizations: We need you to stand with us in opposition of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill.
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A study from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy found that 63 percent of rural households qualifying for school nutrition assistance take advantage of it, compared to 71 percent urban households.
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) provided testimony before a Congressional subcommittee this morning. Zoe Neuberger, from CBPP, discussed the important role of the school meals programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in shielding children from hunger and as investments in childhood health and development. Neuberger urged the committee to keep these programs strong by adopting methods of ensuring program integrity that have a demonstrated impact on reducing error while maintaining program access for the most vulnerable children.
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Hunger Solutions New York recently released the newest version of our SNAP Newsletter. This edition features the latest SNAP Policy Updates and other SNAP resources. This timely information is important for advocates, SNAP outreach workers and other concerned community agencies who work with low-income families in NYS. Check out the newsletter by clicking the link below.

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