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Winter made an early appearance in New York State. The cold weather forces many people to choose between keeping their home at a safe temperature and buying the food they need to stay healthy. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can make it possible to do both. Our Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators are available statewide to help eligible people apply for SNAP, and can also give referrals for HEAP.
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This article by the Washington post highlights a new study released by a group of campus-based organizations around the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses. The report finds that nearly half of the students surveyed were food insecure and 22% qualified as hungry, meaning that they had the very lowest levels of food security. The report, “Hunger on Campus,” is based on a nationwide survey of college students, the broadest study on this issue to date. The study sample includes nearly 3,800 students in 12 states attending eight community colleges and 26 four-year colleges and universities. The report is authored by a collection of campus-based groups, including the College and University Food Bank Alliance, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the Student Government Resource Center, and the Student Public Interest Research Groups.
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The Center Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) series last week on SNAP and children has shown that SNAP (formerly food stamps) helps a diverse group of low-income children, lifts millions of them out of poverty, and enables millions of families to afford adequate food for their kids.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $9.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to 39 organizations to assist New Yorkers receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Each of the organizations will match funds, resulting in $19 million to support education and training for SNAP recipients to enter the workforce.
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) newest blog in their series on SNAP and Children looks at how SNAP can help the 13 million children and their families who experienced Food Insecurity in 2015.
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This blog in the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities series on SNAP and Children looks at how SNAP lifts millions of children out of poverty, protecting them from the long-term effects of growing up poor.
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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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The newest blog in a series from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) takes a closer look at the characteristics of the 20 million children helped by SNAP each month. Among those children are kids of all ages, with a wide variety of races and ethnicities. They live in all types of communities, in many different types of families, as described in a new report from CBPP, SNAP Works for America's Children.
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In Hunger Solutions New York's newest SNAP newsletter you can; download a tool kit around the October 1 changes in SNAP standards and deductions, read the newest SNAP policy memo's or learn about new research on teens and hunger.
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a new report, SNAP Works for America's Children. The report reviews the many ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) supports children and their families. In these two recent posts, in a blog series on the report, CBPP provides details about the children receiving SNAP and the research on SNAP’s importance for children. In upcoming posts, CBPP will discuss the broad and diverse cross-section of children that SNAP is serving, and the program’s positive short- and long-term effects on kids’ lives.

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