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ThinkProgress, May 12, 2015 “We hear an awful lot in the post-welfare reform era about moving people to self-sufficiency,” said Ellen Vollinger, legal director at the Food Research and Action Center. “Telling adults they can’t make the same choices within the grocery store that others make, and then prepare the meals they want with the ingredients they want, doesn’t seem at all consistent with the argument that these changes move people to self-sufficiency.” According to USDA, the notion that nutrition assistance recipients don’t make wise food decisions is a myth, and research shows that they are smart shoppers. “It isn’t the case that SNAP clients are less interested in good nutrition than anyone else,” said Vollinger. “They’re very interested in it. They just can’t afford it.”
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Hunger Solutions New York recently released a newsletter on out-of-school time meal programs. This edition featured the latest information and resources on summer meals and CACFP's afterschool meals component.
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Hunger Solutions New York recently released the newest version of our SNAP Newsletter. This edition features the latest SNAP Policy Updates and other SNAP resources. This timely information is important for advocates, SNAP outreach workers and other concerned community agencies who work with low-income families in NYS. Check out the newsletter by clicking the link below.
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Mother Jones recently featured this article by By Tom Philpott which looks at the debate around restricting food choice for SNAP recipients.
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This Off the Chart's Blog from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 60,000 veterans may lose SNAP (food stamp) benefits over the course of 2016 as a three-month limit on benefits for unemployed, non-disabled adults without children returns in many areas.
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USDA marked 50 years of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) with an event at headquarters on November 20th. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about SNAP’s positive impacts in fighting hunger and poverty.
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This blog by Kevin Concannon, Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services highlights USDA's commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to a safe, healthy, adequate and affordable diet.
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Hunger Solutions New York's 2012-2013 annual report including successes and financials.

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