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.

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.

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.

  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.

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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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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How SNAP Helps A Single Mother And Her Child In Queens

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