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For many of us, summer conjures images of time spent with family and friends, barbeques, and picnics in the park. Unfortunately, in nearly 20% of households with children under the age of 6, food is not something taken for granted. In this new blog by Children's Healthwatch they highlight new research on food insecurity or the inability of households to afford enough food for all members which is linked to poor health for adults and children, greater need for special education services, and decreased work productivity.
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Hunger Solutions New York serves as a resource for media professionals statewide. Recently, staff members have been interviewed about summer meals, the SNAP categorical eligibility expansion, and hunger in New York State. Following are the latest newspaper articles, and radio and television interviews.
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Hunger Solutions New York is working with community members and service organizations statewide to raise awareness about an expansion of income limits within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that went into effect July 1.
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Starting July 1, more working people became eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), thanks to an expansion in SNAP categorical eligibility. At a July 7 press conference in Rochester, our executive director, Linda Bopp, spoke about how important this change is for New York State residents.
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Military families shouldn’t struggle with hunger. But they do — and that needs to stop. In this op-ed by Abby J. Leibman president and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and Cristin Orr Shiffer senior adviser at Blue Star Families they highlight hunger among currently serving members of the armed forces across the country and what can be done to change this reality.
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In this summer edition of our SNAP e-News we highlight the newly expanded eligibility guidelines for families with earned income, including tools and resources for community organizations to help spread the word to working families across NYS.
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SNAP Benefits can be used and are welcome at hundreds of farmers market across NYS. For more information on using EBT at the markets visit the Farmers Market Federation of New York website where you can find videos, FAQ's and a market locator.
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New pilot initiative: Online SNAP prescreening program Hunger Solutions New York is piloting an innovative mRelief tool to help Long Island residents quickly determine if they may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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This policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights a new study which finds that just a $30-per-person increase in monthly SNAP benefits would not only increase low-income households’ spending on food, but also improve the nutritional quality of their diets.
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June is the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, making it a great time to learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) Disaster Nutrition Assistance Programs, including the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

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