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Legislative Action

Hunger Solutions New York advocates at the federal, state, and local levels for policies that reduce hunger by increasing access to nutrition assistance programs. Read our public policy agenda.

Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
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.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Federal
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.
Legislative Action, Federal, SNAP
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.
Legislative Action, Child Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Federal
Dear House/Senate Budget Committee Member, The undersigned national, state and local organizations are writing to express our united support for effective and adequately funded federal nutrition programs for children. We are a diverse group of organizations representing anti-hunger, religious, education, health, medical, nutrition, direct service, school food, pre-school and child care, after school, labor, industry, research and agriculture, that are joining together to support increased access to nutritious meals and snacks and to protect the quality of those meals and snacks in pre-school, school-based and out-of-school time programs in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization. We urge the Congress to continue its commitment to these programs and efforts to reduce childhood hunger and improve child nutrition by including in the budget for FY2016 a significant investment in these programs so their efficacy in reducing hunger and boosting the health and well-being of children and infants can grow. The enthusiasm for and commitment to new investments in these critically important programs will define the agenda moving into the reauthorization of the child nutrition programs. We appreciate the support that Congress has shown for protecting and improving access to quality nutrition for children, especially low income children, in this country.
Legislative Action, State
This testimony was submitted by HSNY to the Joint Legislative Budget Subcommittee on Human Services in February 2013. It outlines the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) and the need to fund them.
Legislative Action, State
The final state budget signed by Governor Cuomo on April 1 maintains funding for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) and protects other anti-hunger programs from cuts. Below is an outline of funding highlights from the enacted budget.

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