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Millions of Americans live with disabilities. Having a disability can raise expenses and make it harder for people with disabilities and their caregivers to work, put food on the table, and afford adequate health care. While programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid, and Medicare provide critical support to many of those with disabilities, the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) nutrition benefits for the economic well-being and food security of low-income people with disabilities is less recognized.
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President Trump’s budget threatens to turn back the pages of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s success story, back to a time when we didn’t combat hunger as a national problem; when communities were left to fight hunger alone with uneven and unjust results. Let’s not turn back, let’s keep SNAP strong, and the story of our fight against hunger moving forward.
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The Fiscal Policy Institute and Hunger Solutions New York have teamed up to issue a joint press release highlighting a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that quantifies the impact of the Trump Administration's proposed SNAP cuts to New York. Over 10 years, New York would be expected to absorb $8.5 billion in SNAP costs or restrict the program to meet the
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Nearly 67 million people in the United States are age 60 and older, and are eligible for a number of government programs designed to assist with basic life needs. Despite their eligibility for these benefits, about 6.3 million seniors, or 9 percent of seniors, live below the poverty level. Many live on fixed incomes and have limited financial means to afford expenses such as food, medical, or housing costs. Many are also disabled or take care of children. For these seniors, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays an important role.
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Read Hunger Solutions New York's statement on the proposed budget cuts to SNAP, and read/watch news clips featuring Hunger Solutions New York staff.
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The Anti-Hunger Champion Award honors New York State leaders who have taken strategic and decisive steps to reduce hunger in our state and beyond. We are pleased to present the 2017 award to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in recognition of her tireless efforts to protect and defend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), strengthen core child nutrition programs, and to ensure every New Yorker has access to enough healthy food.
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For millions of Americans, work doesn’t provide enough income for them to feed their families. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that SNAP (formerly food stamps) provides workers with low pay and often fluctuating incomes with crucial additional monthly income to help put food on the table. It also helps workers get by while they’re between jobs.
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In 2016, Hunger Solutions New York concluded its fifth year of partnering with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island on the Long Island Anti-Hunger Initiative (LIAH), which utilized traditional and technology-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach strategies to assist low-income residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet but they’re not always easy to come by. Many low-income New Yorkers lack access to a supermarket that stocks a variety of produce and must rely on what they can purchase at convenience stores. Farmers’ markets help to fill that gap. Many are located in areas where there is no nearby supermarket.
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This summer, Hunger Solutions New York will solicit proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP). Community-based nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a contract to provide free, confidential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information, education, prescreening and application services to low-income New Yorkers.

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