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Hunger Solutions New York is joining in nationwide efforts to promote the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during this year’s National CACFP Week, March 12-18.
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To promote the upcoming release of our school breakfast report, we’ve launched an awareness initiative using Thunderclap, a website that enables people to post a pre-determined message to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr all on the same day and at the exact same time, to achieve maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob to promote the School Breakfast Program and the findings in our new report. Our message will hit social media March 8, the report release date.
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For the 1.6 million NYS students who may rely on healthy school meals, time off from school can mean coping with food hardship. Fortunately, some sponsors of afterschool and summer meals have the option to serve meals on weekends and during school breaks. With winter and spring breaks approaching, we urge sponsors to explore the opportunity to serve meals during those times.
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This edition features info on: upcoming state trainings for serving meals to kids after school, during summer and while in child care; recent summer meals webinar for libraries; our new ChildCareMealsNY.org and AfterschoolMealsNY.org websites; summer meals sponsor survey results; our soon-to-be-released school breakfast report, and more!
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Last July, less than 1 in 3 kids and teens who relied on school meals to power their learning had access to healthy meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Share the schedule of these regional trainings to end summertime hunger in your community: raise awareness, provide space to one of our state’s summer meals sponsors, or serve snacks or meals to fortify your summer program. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of 348 sponsors, kids and teens throughout New York State were able to eat at over 3,000 locations, including parks, pools, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, camps, housing authorities, libraries, and other places in their neighborhoods.
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Our CACFP outreach partner New York State Network for Youth Success has developed a month-long agenda of webinars, Twitter chats, and other opportunities for programs and providers to learn about serving afterschool meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
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Hunger Solutions New York has launched ChildCareMealsNY.org, a website where care providers can learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 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.
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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 1 in 3 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.
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NYS Network for Youth Success and the NYS Department of Health – partners in Hunger Solutions New York’s ongoing CACFP outreach efforts – hosted a new webinar encouraging afterschool program providers to serve healthy meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
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A record year for our Nutrition Outreach and Education Program, a redesigned school meals site, a new SNAP eligibility toolkit, new faces in our office. So much going on! Read our October newsletter for details!

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