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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. 

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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.
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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.
General
Growing up as the youngest of 17 children taught Arthur Lee Butler skills that serve him well to this day. “I learned collaboration and negotiation,” our recently hired contract manager said with a smile. In his new position, Arthur oversees the daily management of 17 Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators.
SNAP
Once winter comes, work slows down or stops all together for many New Yorkers. Construction workers, farm workers and others with seasonal jobs often struggle to make ends meet when the weather turns cold. People who have trouble affording enough food during slow work times may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. SNAP helps more than 462,000 working families in New York buy groceries.
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The holiday season is traditionally a time when our nation pays special attention to alleviating hunger. Yet hunger is a year-round phenomenon. Shortly after the holiday season ends, the new Congress and President-elect Trump will be sworn in and begin making key decisions on programs that affect the lives of so many who are food-insecure. We call on them to recommit America to one of its most important and widely agreed-upon beliefs with deep and long-standing bipartisan support – that nobody in our nation should go hungry. Nearly 3 million people struggle with hunger in New York State alone. More than 900,000 of them are children.

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