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Summer Meals Webinar
Making sure all children have access to food in the summer is important to their health, wellbeing and academic success. Want to do something meaningful to support kids and teens in your community?
Join us February 28 at 2:00pm for a webinar on how communities are coming together to support children’s summertime nutrition and well-being. Learn about the Summer Food Service Program and how organizations in low-income communities where young people gather may be eligible to offer free, nutritious meals and/or snacks through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
|Hunger Solutions New York joins Representative Sean Patrick Maloney on SNAP and the Farm Bill|
Public Affairs Director Sherry Tomasky and SNAP Policy Specialist Dawn Secor, along with other Hudson Valley hunger organizations, joined Congressman Maloney at a round table event on February 22, 2018 ahead of the upcoming debate on the 2018 Farm Bill.
The event focused on priorities to reduce hunger and improve access to healthy, locally grown produce through the SNAP program. There is unanimity in the goal to see a Farm Bill that protects SNAP from cuts or structural changes that would weaken the program for the 19,000 families and 450 retailers and farmers markets in the 18th district who rely on it.
Disabled Americans rank among our most vulnerable populations, often burdened with enormous medical bills and mental and physical restrictions that make holding down a job difficult or impossible. Many of these people find themselves having to choose between paying their monthly bills and getting proper nutrition.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help to eliminate that worry. SNAP helps stretch food dollars for low-income individuals and families. Monthly benefits are automatically deposited into participants’ accounts. Using a special debit card, participants can buy food from local stores and farmers’ markets. On a monthly basis, the program helps approximately 3 million people in New York State stretch their food budgets.
Free SNAP application assistance is available through the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP). NOEP Coordinators provide confidential, one-on-one help to anyone who wishes to apply for SNAP. Services are available in person or over the phone. Home visits can be arranged, too, along with translation services, if needed.