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Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. This section will be updated as important news, legislative information, and SNAP policy alerts become available. To have information and alerts be sent directly to your e-mail, sign up for our RSS feed. 

Child Nutrition
The Daily Gazette featured an article highlighting how attendance at Schenectady City School District has skyrocketed now that free meals are available to all students. The district's administration articulates that free school meals played an important role in this dramatic increase in attendance. The district provides free school breakfast and lunch to all students through community eligibility, the newest federal provision available to high-poverty schools. In addition to offering free school meals, Schenectady has also made district-wide changes to their school breakfast programs to ensure all students have access to the morning nutrition they need to reach grow, learn, and succeed.
Child Nutrition
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and The National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF) has released a new report, Start the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom: Principals Share What Works. This report finds that principals are embracing Breakfast in the Classroom as the best way to increase the number of students starting the day with school breakfast.
Child Nutrition
A new report has been released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Community Eligibility: Making High-Poverty Schools Hunger Free. This report highlights Community Eligibility, a successful new federal option that allows schools in high-poverty areas to serve meals at no charge to help reduce hunger and streamline their school meal programs, is resulting in more children eating school meals. The report highlights valuable lessons and best practices that can help additional schools and states plan for a successful implementation of Community Eligibility.
General, Child Nutrition
A new report, “Hunger In Our Schools: Teachers Report 2013,” by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign was released on Tuesday showing an “on-the-ground view of hunger” from 1,200 teachers and principals of kindergarten through eighth grade. Half of teachers surveyed reported that hunger is a serious problem in their classrooms.
General, Child Nutrition
A letter to the editor printed in the Buffalo News in response to an article about eliminating the Breakfast in the Classroom program for the Buffalo City School District.
General
Hunger Solutions New York seeks a NOEP Contract Assistant to provide clerical and program development support to the Director of Field Operations and four Contract Managers.
General
This is the application to volunteer with Hunger Solutions New York. If you're interested in volunteering, fill out the application and return it to Paige Cerulli at Paige.Cerulli@hungersolutionsny.org.
State
This testimony was submitted by HSNY to the Joint Legislative Budget Subcommittee on Human Services in February 2013. It outlines the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) and the need to fund them.
State
The final state budget signed by Governor Cuomo on April 1 maintains funding for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) and protects other anti-hunger programs from cuts. Below is an outline of funding highlights from the enacted budget.

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