On November 28th, we are joining the Giving Tuesday movement through #NYGivesDay. It is a day when you can make a BIG impact on the mission of Hunger Solutions New York and the lives of the millions of New Yorkers who face hunger.
With your help we can raise funds to support our work to maximize participation in federal nutrition programs. Looking at ways to increase access to SNAP for college students, for example, is one way we can make a difference. Food insecurity also plagues military families; donations from #NYGivesDay will help us work on policy solutions to help more military families receive the SNAP benefits they need. Donations can help us keep children healthy every single day by supporting our work to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program.
How can you help us help our fellow New Yorkers?
A few simple ideas:
- Consider making a gift leading up to #NYGivesDay by visiting our donation page on our website.
- Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages and help spread the word by sharing posts to your social media channels using the hashtag #NYGivesDay and our NY Gives Day link:
- Make a donation to Hunger Solutions New York on #NYGivesDay, Tuesday November 28, view our profile here
We invite you to join the movement and help us be a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers!
RESOURCE: 2017-2018 SNAP Prescreening Guide
Hunger Solutions New York’s annual SNAP Prescreening Guide has been updated and is available in digital form. The new guide reflects the Oct. 1, 2017, changes to the federal poverty levels used to determine SNAP eligibility, and the standards and deductions used to determine monthly benefits. It also highlights SNAP policy changes that occurred between Oct. 2016 and Sept. 2017. An invaluable tool for community organizations that work with SNAP consumers, the guide covers topics ranging from the application process to keeping and using SNAP benefits. It also includes an extensive appendix of helpful checklists, guides and frequently used forms, including the SNAP application, an expanded categorical eligibility desk guide, a checklist for student SNAP eligibility and more
SNAP helps 67,000 Veterans in New York State.
SNAP is there for those who need it, including our veterans and their families. In NYS, 67,000 veterans participated in SNAP at some point during 2016. For low-income veterans who may be unemployed, working in low-wage jobs, or have disabilities, SNAP provides an essential support that enables them to purchase nutritious food for their families.
Some veterans returning from service face challenges in finding work and making ends meet. Military advocates have long warned that certain groups of veterans suffer extreme rates of hunger. People with disabilities and mental illnesses are far more likely to be food insecure, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities new report SNAP Helps Almost 1.5 Million Low-Income Veterans, Including Thousands in Every State highlights how thousands of low-income veterans use SNAP to help put food on the table. For veterans struggling to overcome obstacles to feed their families, SNAP makes a crucial difference.
New Faces at Hunger Solutions New York!
Hunger Solutions New York has welcomed three employees to our team.
From left to right, we welcome Anthony Zumbolo, Controller; Denise Martin, Senior Accountant and Compliance Manager; and LeeAnn Mandrillo, Communications Specialist.
Denise brings a wealth of experience in financial management to the organization, a well as familiarity, as she spent 4 years on the finance team before taking a 2 year hiatus. In her current role, Denise is responsible for fiscal oversight of the NOEP subcontractors including site visits, approval of budgets and budget amendments, review of monthly vouchers, and compliance with policies, procedures and quarterly reporting.
Anthony is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting related to Hunger Solutions New York. He oversees financial transactions, development of fiscal reports and budgeting.
LeeAnn is responsible for the organization’s communications and media relations. She oversees our public messaging including development of all organizational materials, press inquiries, communications strategies, social media, and the management of the organization’s website.