Solutions to Hunger
Right now, in your community, children go to school without breakfast, adults skip meals to pay for housing and energy, and older adults struggle to afford food and medications.
In 2014, New York State ranked among the top 20 states with the worst food hardship, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a national nonprofit organization working to eradicate hunger in the United States.
More than 3 million New Yorkers rely on nutrition assistance programs all year long to feed themselves and their families. Nearly 1 million of them are children.
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The New York State Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support to eligible low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are at risk.