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SNAP Helps Millions of Low-Wage Workers: Crucial Financial Support Assists Workers in Jobs with Low Wages, Volatile Income and Few Benefits
May 11, 2017 For millions of Americans, work doesn’t provide enough income for them to feed their families. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains that SNAP (formerly food stamps) provides workers with low pay and often fluctuating incomes with crucial additional monthly income to help put food on the table. It also helps workers get by while they’re between jobs.
May 05, 2017 SNAP at farmers' markets, conference deadline extended, more
May 02, 2017 In 2016, Hunger Solutions New York concluded its fifth year of partnering with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island on the Long Island Anti-Hunger Initiative (LIAH), which utilized traditional and technology-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach strategies to assist low-income residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
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May 02, 2017 Hunger Solutions New York is proud to have received an honorable mention for the National AfterSchool Association’s 2017 Most Influential in Health and Wellness award. Honorees and honorable mentions are distinguished for their strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool programming.
May 02, 2017 Fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet but they’re not always easy to come by. Many low-income New Yorkers lack access to a supermarket that stocks a variety of produce and must rely on what they can purchase at convenience stores. Farmers’ markets help to fill that gap. Many are located in areas where there is no nearby supermarket.
Apr 24, 2017 Hunger Solutions New York is now accepting applications for a Controller. To learn more about the position and to apply for this job, please download the full job description.
Apr 12, 2017 This summer, Hunger Solutions New York will solicit proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP). Community-based nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for a contract to provide free, confidential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information, education, prescreening and application services to low-income New Yorkers.
Apr 12, 2017 Many older adults skip meals so they can pay their monthly bills. There are times when some have to decide between buying food and purchasing needed medications. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, can help lessen those hardships by providing a way for older adults to obtain the healthy food they need.
New Study: Early Childhood Hunger Associated with Cognitive and Social-Emotional Shortfalls in Kindergarten
Apr 11, 2017 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.