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In our newest SNAP Policy Update we highlight information from OTDA concerning a clarification received from United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Services (USDA/FNS) around eligibility for expedited SNAP benefits for recipients determined to be...read more
A new op-ed by Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign highlights the importance of SNAP for people with disabilities. As Congress considers making drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it's more...read more
Budgets, it is often said in Washington, are moral documents meant to convey priorities. House Republicans’ fiscal year 2018 budget makes their priorities crystal clear—namely, delivering tax cuts to millionaires at the expense of America’s struggling working...read more
A new report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has found that rural Americans are increasingly reliant on food stamps to make ends meet each month — and their usage outstrips that of urban residents. Nationally, food stamp participation is highest...read more
This blog by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recounts a recent Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing that looked at proper nutrition and seniors’ health and highlighted the risk of malnutrition and poor health among older adults and their links to...read more
In our newest SNAP newsletter we highlight harmful cuts to SNAP being proposed in the FY 2018 Budget process and actions for advocates, along with how these cuts will hurt American's. We share a new SNAP policy update that covers the SNAP time limit rule and links to...read more
USDA has released updated reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), effective July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The new rates include modest increases in per-meal and per-snack reimbursements for CACFP centers and afterschool programs, while...read more
SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, also encourages work, a new report and video by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explain. SNAP’s benefit structure rewards earnings over unearned income (such as Social Security or...read more
The House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution released last week would make hunger in this country far worse. The proposal combines a huge tax cut that is heavily tilted toward the rich with tens of billions of dollars in safety net program cuts,...read more
New York City, where 1.7 million people receive SNAP, now allows eligibility documents to be submitted via smartphones. Since March, when the app, Access HRA Mobile, was introduced, through June, SNAP applicants have uploaded more than a million documents, a number...read more
NOEP Request For Proposals Released
Hunger Solutions New York is soliciting proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).
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