1 in 8 New Yorkers faces hunger.

Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. We strive to maximize participation in, and the effectiveness of, federally funded nutrition assistance programs.

No Student Goes Hungry in New York

Governor Cuomo’s sweeping plan titled “No Student Goes Hungry” establishes New York as a leader in ensuring access to healthy school meals for students.

2018 Farm Bill

SNAP is a vital program for low-income New Yorkers, yet Congress wants to cut SNAP in the Farm Bill. Get the latest updates, action alerts and resources to help protect and defend SNAP.

SNAP Replacement Benefits

Due to recent storms resulting in power outages across New York, we want to remind SNAP recipients and community organizations working on SNAP about the process for requesting SNAP replacement benefits.

 Get Ready for Summer

Free, healthy meals and snacks could be served to many more kids and teens where they play and learn during the summer months so they are better prepared when school starts.

Our School Breakfast Report

Read our 2018 findings on school breakfast participation, and learn how Breakfast After the Bell can help more low-income kids start the day ready to learn with a healthy breakfast.

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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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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May ’18 Organizational Newsletter

Federal Update: Farm Bill  On Friday, May 18, the US House rejected the Farm Bill (H.R.2), a bill that contained significant cuts to the SNAP program and costly, bureaucratic new requirements on SNAP recipients. However, the House is scheduled to vote again on the...

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Flooding, Power Outages And Replacement SNAP Benefits

Due to Tuesday (5-15-18) powerful thunderstorms, resulting in extensive power outages in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Westchester or if you have lost power and reside in another county, we want to alert SNAP (food stamp) recipients about replacement SNAP...

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Legislative Action & Policy Alerts

Research & Data

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...

read more

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

House Farm Bill Proposal Undermines Our Effective, National Response to Hunger ALBANY NY, April 13– Following the release of H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill by Republican leadership of the House Agriculture Committee, Linda Bopp, Executive Director at Hunger Solutions New...

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News & Action

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...

read more

May ’18 Organizational Newsletter

Federal Update: Farm Bill  On Friday, May 18, the US House rejected the Farm Bill (H.R.2), a bill that contained significant cuts to the SNAP program and costly, bureaucratic new requirements on SNAP recipients. However, the House is scheduled to vote again on the...

read more

Flooding, Power Outages And Replacement SNAP Benefits

Due to Tuesday (5-15-18) powerful thunderstorms, resulting in extensive power outages in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Westchester or if you have lost power and reside in another county, we want to alert SNAP (food stamp) recipients about replacement SNAP...

read more

Research & Data

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