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News & Action Center

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. 

SNAP
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators work one-on-one with hungry New Yorkers. They hear firsthand how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other federally funded nutrition assistance programs can serve as a lifeline. Louise Novak, NOEP Coordinator for Schenectady County, recently worked with a man who had been homeless for six years
Child Nutrition
Hunger Solutions New York has launched ChildCareMealsNY.org, a website where care providers can learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The site includes resources and information about the program’s benefits and how it works, from eligibility and meal pattern requirements to the application process.
Child Nutrition
Last summer, thanks to the efforts of 348 sponsoring organizations, more than 3,000 community sites -- a record number -- served up free, healthy meals and snacks to kids and teens across New York State. Still, fewer than 1 in 3 students who relied on free and reduced-price school meals had access to summer meals. With your help, we can reach more youth this summer.
General
Hunger Solutions New York has released its 2017 public policy agenda to improve New York’s nutrition assistance safety net.
General, State, Federal
2017 Public Policy Priorities: Hunger Solutions New York maintains that it is a social responsibility to ensure that all New Yorkers are able to secure adequate food and nutrition. While New York’s public response to hunger includes a number of federal and state nutrition assistance programs, many New Yorkers still struggle with hunger.
SNAP
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the seven retail firms selected to take part in a pilot designed to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. The two-year pilot is slated to begin this summer.
General, Federal
Open Letter to New York Congressional Delegation: Sign-on your organization’s support to the below letter calling for the New York Congressional Delegation (House and Senate) to stand together to reject cuts or structural constraints (block grants) to our nation’s core anti-hunger programs. Please sign on by Thursday, January 5, 2017.
General
A message from our executive director: Protect nutrition assistance programs; SNAP helps seasonal workers, more.
SNAP
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently released a statement on the House Committee on Agriculture's new report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which contains the Committee's findings from a series of hearings on SNAP.

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