News & Action Center
News & Action Center
Mar 02, 2017 School breakfast news, Anti-Hunger Conference update, more
Mar 02, 2017 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.
Mar 02, 2017 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.
Feb 16, 2017 Download an image to accompany Thunderclap promotional materials here.
Feb 15, 2017 To promote the upcoming release of our school breakfast report, we’ve launched an awareness initiative using Thunderclap, a website that enables people to post a pre-determined message to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr all on the same day and at the exact same time, to achieve maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob to promote the School Breakfast Program and the findings in our new report. Our message will hit social media March 8, the report release date.
Feb 13, 2017 The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) responds to changes in the economy, growing to help those in need during recessions and then shrinking when the economy improves. Two new interactive graphics from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities illustrate how SNAP has responded to the economy, as designed, in recent years.
Feb 13, 2017 In this newsletter you will find: updated tools and resources with the 2017 SNAP Time Limit Waiver list; several SNAP policy updates; information on who benefits from SNAP in NYS and more...
Feb 10, 2017 For the 1.6 million NYS students who may rely on healthy school meals, time off from school can mean coping with food hardship. Fortunately, some sponsors of afterschool and summer meals have the option to serve meals on weekends and during school breaks. With winter and spring breaks approaching, we urge sponsors to explore the opportunity to serve meals during those times.
Feb 10, 2017 Ben Driscoll, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) coordinator for Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, shared the following story about young parents he helped to enroll for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.