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Hunger Solutions New York distributes information relating to federally funded nutrition assistance programs. Please check back often for the latest information. 

News, SNAP
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.
News, SNAP
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).
News, General, General
ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has identified some innovative strategies to address hunger in his 2017 State of the State proposals. “Hunger Solutions New York supports the governor’s plan,” said Linda Bopp, executive director of Hunger Solutions New York, a statewide organization dedicated to alleviating hunger among all New Yorkers. “We are encouraged to see multiple proposals in the 2017-18 agenda that could help ensure more New Yorkers have the nutrition they need to live a healthy, productive life.”
News, General, SNAP
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.
News, Child Nutrition
Our CACFP outreach partner New York State Network for Youth Success has developed a month-long agenda of webinars, Twitter chats, and other opportunities for programs and providers to learn about serving afterschool meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
News, SNAP
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.
News, SNAP
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
News, Child Nutrition
Hunger Solutions New York has launched ChildCareMealsNY.org, a website where care providers can learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The site includes resources and information about the program’s benefits and how it works, from eligibility and meal pattern requirements to the application process.
News, Child Nutrition
Last summer, thanks to the efforts of 348 sponsoring organizations, more than 3,000 community sites -- a record number -- served up free, healthy meals and snacks to kids and teens across New York State. Still, fewer than 1 in 3 students who relied on free and reduced-price school meals had access to summer meals. With your help, we can reach more youth this summer.

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