SNAP Policy & Advocacy
SNAP & THE FARM BILL
Raise Your Voices to Defend SNAP: House Farm Bill Takes Food From the Tables of Low-Income Americans
Farm Bill & SNAP in NY: What’s at Stake and How to Take Action
New York Congressional District Data Sheets
Find SNAP stats and info individualized for all NYS Congressional districts in a printable pdf format.
THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PROPOSAL
The President’s FY 2019 budget proposes to cut SNAP by more than $213 billion over the next ten years.
These cuts slash SNAP by nearly 30%, hurting our communities and harming every type of SNAP participant—children, seniors, people with disabilities, low-income working families with children, and those struggling to find work.
Hunger Solutions New York is deeply concerned about the impacts of these proposed cuts to SNAP. Join us to protect and strengthen SNAP throughout the FY 2019 Budget Process: find tools for understanding the cuts, sample social media posts, and other resources to use and share with your networks.
SNAP FAST FACTS
- SNAP is our nation’s primary nutrition assistance program, providing monthly benefits to purchase food for all who meet program rules
- SNAP responds quickly and effectively to support low-income families in times of increased need and disaster
- SNAP benefits are targeted according to need; benefits are provided on a card that can only be used at approved locations to purchase food
- In New York State, the average SNAP benefit is $1.52 per person per meal
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SNAP made a huge impact on Janetlyn’s life.
RESOURCES & OUTREACH TOOLS
Download this invaluable tool for community organizations that work with SNAP consumers
Visit our repository of information and tools explaining SNAP time limits for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
Learn about the process for requesting SNAP replacement benefits due to flooding, power outages or other misfortunes
Tools and resources for community organizations working with SNAP applicants reflecting the Oct 1 adjustments to SNAP standards and deductions
SNAP NEWS & MEDIA
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...
An Avoidable 2.4 Billion Cost: The Estimated Health-Related Costs of Food Insecurity and Hunger In Massachusetts
This report by Children’s HealthWatch and The Greater Boston Food Bank communicates direct and indirect health-related expenditures (for both children and adults) attributable to food insecurity and hunger in the state of Massachusetts in 2016. It also includes...
Talk Poverty has released an easy-to-follow guide that explains what the Administration’s proposed “public charge” changes are about. These resources explain how changes to this obscure immigration provision would drastically limit immigrant families’ access to public...
SNAP REPORTS & DATA
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program as of December 2017; SNAP was helping 43 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet. This fact sheet by the Center on Budget and Policy...
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new set of materials around SNAP and Work. This new analysis finds that SNAP helps workers to both supplement low wages and supports them when they are between jobs. Read the Issue Brief Read the full Report...
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) is associated with better health and lower health care costs, according to a growing body of evidence that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities summarize in a new paper and blog series. Food Insecurity – i.e.,...