1 in 8 New Yorkers faces hunger.

Please help us continue our work to ensure every New Yorker has enough to eat, every single day.

Partial Government Shutdown

Get the latest news and updates on how the federal government shutdown is affecting SNAP and Child Nutrition Programs. 

2019 ABAWD Waivers

Get updates on the counties and cities/towns waived from ABAWD Time Limit rules in 2019.

Our 2018-19 SNAP Prescreening Guide

Download this invaluable tool for community organizations that work with SNAP consumers

  Summer Meals Success!

Kids ate Summer Meals at more than 3,000 sites across NY this summer! Learn more about the Summer Meals program and how you can make 2019 even better.

New Breakfast After the Bell Legislation

New York has enacted one of the strongest child hunger measures in the nation in its 2018-19 budget.

SNAP Policy & Advocacy

Our newly developed page offers a wealth of information, including current issues we are working on, tools and resources for community-based organizations, and SNAP news.

Get Food Help

Find help applying for monthly SNAP benefits, and learn where farmers’ markets, food pantries, and free summer meals for kids may be located near you.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP provides reimbursement and support to early care providers and afterschool enrichment programs that serve healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in their care. Many more could participate.

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Government Shutdown Alert

*Update January 15, 2019 - OTDA has announced that SNAP recipients will begin to receive February benefits as early as January 17th. OTDA has released a Q&A on this early payment of benefits and how the federal government shutdown affects SNAP. OTDA has also...

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After Bipartisan Farm Bill, USDA Rule Threatens New Yorkers

Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s release of a new proposal to make it harder for people who are struggling to find steady work to use the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Sherry Tomasky, Director of Communications and Public...

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Legislative Action & Policy Alerts

Research & Data

Our Statement on H.R 2, the 2018 Farm Bill

Statement on the passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 From Linda Bopp, Executive Director Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) (H.R. 2), by a vote of 213-211. The passage...

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Hunger Solutions New York Statement on Senate Farm Bill

The Senate’s version of the 2018 farm bill was released June 8. Hunger Solutions New York applauds Senate Agriculture Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabinow on the introduction of the Senate farm bill, “The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” and their...

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News & Action

Government Shutdown Alert

*Update January 15, 2019 - OTDA has announced that SNAP recipients will begin to receive February benefits as early as January 17th. OTDA has released a Q&A on this early payment of benefits and how the federal government shutdown affects SNAP. OTDA has also...

read more

After Bipartisan Farm Bill, USDA Rule Threatens New Yorkers

Following the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s release of a new proposal to make it harder for people who are struggling to find steady work to use the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Sherry Tomasky, Director of Communications and Public...

read more

Research & Data

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