Dec 16, 2016
News, General, Federal
Sign on your organization today! An Open Letter to the NY Congressional Delegation in Support of Protecting Federal Nutrition Programs
Dec 15, 2016 Open Letter to New York Congressional Delegation: Sign-on your organization’s support to the below letter calling for the New York Congressional Delegation (House and Senate) to stand together to reject cuts or structural constraints (block grants) to our nation’s core anti-hunger programs. Please sign on by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
Dec 15, 2016 A message from our executive director: Protect nutrition assistance programs; SNAP helps seasonal workers, more.
Dec 14, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently released a statement on the House Committee on Agriculture's new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee's findings from a series of hearings on SNAP.
Dec 13, 2016 Growing up as the youngest of 17 children taught Arthur Lee Butler skills that serve him well to this day. “I learned collaboration and negotiation,” our recently hired contract manager said with a smile. In his new position, Arthur oversees the daily management of 17 Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators.
Dec 13, 2016 Once winter comes, work slows down or stops all together for many New Yorkers. Construction workers, farm workers and others with seasonal jobs often struggle to make ends meet when the weather turns cold. People who have trouble affording enough food during slow work times may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. SNAP helps more than 462,000 working families in New York buy groceries.
Dec 13, 2016 The holiday season is traditionally a time when our nation pays special attention to alleviating hunger. Yet hunger is a year-round phenomenon. Shortly after the holiday season ends, the new Congress and President-elect Trump will be sworn in and begin making key decisions on programs that affect the lives of so many who are food-insecure. We call on them to recommit America to one of its most important and widely agreed-upon beliefs with deep and long-standing bipartisan support – that nobody in our nation should go hungry. Nearly 3 million people struggle with hunger in New York State alone. More than 900,000 of them are children.
Dec 13, 2016 Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator Hindy Horowitz passed away Nov. 7, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and compassion. Hindy worked with NOEP, managed by Hunger Solutions New York, for approximately 15 years, as both a coordinator and supervisor, at Nachas Health and Family Network in Brooklyn.
News, Child Nutrition
Dec 08, 2016 NYS Network for Youth Success and the NYS Department of Health – partners in Hunger Solutions New York’s ongoing CACFP outreach efforts – hosted a new webinar encouraging afterschool program providers to serve healthy meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).