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).
Nov 04, 2016 Read the latest about the work going on at Hunger Solutions New York. Highlights include information on our upcoming New York State Anti-Hunger Conference, how SNAP and HEAP help in winter, and more.
Nov 01, 2016 Children’s HealthWatch's new Report Card on Food Security Among Young Children focuses on the millions of children in families experiencing hidden food stress, technically referred to as marginal food security, who face health and development risks.
Oct 28, 2016 Hunger Solutions New York is honored to be a member of the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy, which held its first meeting Oct. 7. Newly established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the council will play a key role in advising the state on programs to improve access to healthy, locally grown food in New York. It will build on the work of the New York State Council on Food Policy, which convened in 2007, and the Anti-Hunger Task Force, which convened in 2013.
News, General, SNAP
Oct 28, 2016 Winter made an early appearance in New York State. The cold weather forces many people to choose between keeping their home at a safe temperature and buying the food they need to stay healthy. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can make it possible to do both. Our Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators are available statewide to help eligible people apply for SNAP, and can also give referrals for HEAP.
Oct 11, 2016 This article by the Washington post highlights a new study released by a group of campus-based organizations around the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses. The report finds that nearly half of the students surveyed were food insecure and 22% qualified as hungry, meaning that they had the very lowest levels of food security. The report, “Hunger on Campus,” is based on a nationwide survey of college students, the broadest study on this issue to date. The study sample includes nearly 3,800 students in 12 states attending eight community colleges and 26 four-year colleges and universities. The report is authored by a collection of campus-based groups, including the College and University Food Bank Alliance, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, the Student Government Resource Center, and the Student Public Interest Research Groups.
Oct 11, 2016 The Center Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) series last week on SNAP and children has shown that SNAP (formerly food stamps) helps a diverse group of low-income children, lifts millions of them out of poverty, and enables millions of families to afford adequate food for their kids.
Oct 07, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $9.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to 39 organizations to assist New Yorkers receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Each of the organizations will match funds, resulting in $19 million to support education and training for SNAP recipients to enter the workforce.