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Ben Driscoll, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) coordinator for Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, shared the following story about young parents he helped to enroll for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
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Our newest Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators met in Albany during January for a three-day training
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Disabled New Yorkers rank among our most vulnerable populations, often burdened with enormous medical bills, and mental and physical restrictions that make holding down a job difficult or impossible. Many of these people find themselves having to choose between paying their monthly bills and getting proper nutrition. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help to lessen that worry by stretching food dollars for low-income individuals and families. The Nutrition Application and Education Program (NOEP), managed by Hunger Solutions New York, can help to simplify the SNAP education process for people with disabilities.
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This Washington Post Op-ed, by Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, highlights research that estimates that a $30 boost to SNAP benefits would increase vegetable consumption.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, reaching 44 million people nationwide in 2016 alone. This fact sheet by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities(CBPP) provide NYS data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.
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On Jan. 1, 2016, NYS reinstated a rule that restricts unemployed, childless adults to three months of SNAP benefits through December 2018, unless they meet strict work rules, are exempt, or live in waived area. In federal regulations, the rule is referred to as Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD).
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A recent research brief by the Food Bank For NYC highlights the continued increase need at food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City three years after the SNAP program was cut throughout the nation.
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Hunger Solutions New York utilizes an innovative web-based tool called mRelief to help Long Island residents quickly determine if they may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). MRelief was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article, which reported that in 2016, the tool connected 100,000 families nationwide to social services.
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Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators work one-on-one with hungry New Yorkers. They hear firsthand how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other federally funded nutrition assistance programs can serve as a lifeline. Louise Novak, NOEP Coordinator for Schenectady County, recently worked with a man who had been homeless for six years
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the seven retail firms selected to take part in a pilot designed to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. The two-year pilot is slated to begin this summer.

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