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New Study: Early Childhood Hunger Associated With Cognitive And Social-Emotional Shortfalls In Kindergarten
A new study recently featured on National Public Radio shows how early experiences with food insecurity may negatively affect children’s academic and social skills when they enter kindergarten years later. Researchers Anna D. Johnson and Anna J. Markowitz found that...read more
March 12-18 is National CACFP Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness and increasing participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP is a federal nutrition program that provides reimbursement funding and nutrition education to help...read more
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts reaffirmed his opposition yesterday to block-granting SNAP (formerly called food stamps), saying a block grant is “not the answer,” “SNAP seems to be working,” and the Committee will find ways to improve the program...read more
Hunger Solutions New York today released its annual statewide report on school breakfast participationread more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities have posted 2 recent blogs highlighting research showing how important SNAP (food stamps) and WIC are for children, many of whom face the dual risks of poverty and food insecurity.read more
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is highlighting SNAP’s powerful reach for many demographic groups including children, seniors, Latino’s and African American’s.read more
Hunger Solutions New York is joining in nationwide efforts to promote the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during this year’s National CACFP Week, March 12-18. Through a series of blog and social media posts, we will highlight resources and action steps to...read more
New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.read more
Get involved! Make noise about our school breakfast report! Our statewide school breakfast report will be released March 8. Findings show New York State is failing to reach our most vulnerable students with a healthy morning meal. We need your help to raise...read more
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NOEP Request For Proposals Released
Hunger Solutions New York is soliciting proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).
Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. We believe no one should ever wonder where their next meal is coming from.