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2016: Our Year In Review

2016 was a productive year! The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program that we manage had its most successful year yet. We helped schools to reach thousands more students with breakfast, and community organizations to greatly spread the reach of summer meals. We...

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A Closer Look At Who Benefits From SNAP In NYS

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, reaching 44 million people nationwide in 2016 alone. This fact sheet by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities(CBPP) provide NYS data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.

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School Breakfast Scorecard – School Year 2015-2016

New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC),...

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School Breakfast At Half Century – A Look Back To Move Ahead

School Breakfast at Half Century – A Look Back to Move Ahead, a report authored by Janet Poppendieck, reflects on her decades of research and advocacy to promote the School Breakfast Program in light of its 50th anniversary. She lifts up this critical program, which provided 2.3 billion nutritious meals to America’s children last year, and its steady growth as possibly the best example of effective advocacy and productive cooperation between national anti-hunger organizations and state and local groups. This report examines the history, challenges, policy gains and role of advocacy in shaping the program.

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Studies Highlight Need For Renewed Commitment To Nutrition Assistance Programs In New York State

Three recent national reports look at the issue of hunger in America from various perspectives. Our analysis of these data sets reveals that, despite an improving economy, hunger remains a persistent and prevalent challenge in New York State. These reports collectively underscore the need for continued expansion of and improved access to federal nutrition programs including SNAP, school meals and summer meals in New York State.

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SNAP Works for America’s Children

A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), SNAP Works for America’s Children, reviews the many ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) supports children and includes numerous state by state tables. SNAP will help about 20 million children each month this year. SNAP’s support is critical for America’s low-income children: no other nutrition or income support program reaches as many at-risk children or contributes as much to the overall resources of very low-income households with children.

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