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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
This newest SNAP policy update from Hunger Solutions New York highlights the policies and procedures for the NYS ABAWD Time Limit Rule that began in many counties on January 1, 2016. This SNAP policy update provides the following information: · ABAWD Time...read more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a statement on the FY 2018 House budget resolutions that is being marked up today. The budget plan is broadly similar in direction and theme to President Trump’s budget: cutting trillions of dollars from basic...read more
This new article, in Modern Farmer, looks at who will be hurt by the proposed cuts to SNAP in the Presidents FY 2018 Budget. The 42 million Americans—13 percent of the population—who currently receive SNAP benefits, which include low income families, the elderly,...read more
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is releasing this first publication in a series of papers that outlines how increased access to SNAP impacts health and healthcare costs. Older adults who receive SNAP are less likely to be admitted into the hospital, according to this new...read more
At the Coalition On Human Needs (CHN) they know the importance of working together and fighting for what’s right with one voice. Yesterday CHN released a sign on letter with more than 1,500 national, state and local groups from every state standing together to send a...read more
Standing among area farmers who accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits from low-income families looking to purchase fresh produce, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday spoke out against proposed cuts to the program commonly known as food stamps....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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