Jan 30, 2017 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.
Jan 27, 2017 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.
Jan 26, 2017 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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Jan 18, 2017 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.”
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Jan 17, 2017 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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Jan 16, 2017 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).
Jan 13, 2017 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.
Jan 12, 2017 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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Jan 12, 2017 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.