𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York 𝙖𝙣𝙙 Feeding New York State 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙨!

While Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget includes important investments in NY communities and families, the framework misses the mark on hunger. At a time when food insecurity is on the rise in NY and we’re facing unprecedented demand, the budget proposes a $22M cut to the state’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP), a nearly 40% cut compared with the current funding levels and flat funding for Nourish New York.

The New York State Assembly and Senate are now developing their respective budget proposals, and need to hear directly from you about how critical these programs are. Join us in sending a simple message to our elected representatives: healthy food is a basic human right.

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Here is some additional information on the issues:

Nourish New York enables food banks to support NY families with NY-grown produce. Since 2020, Nourish New York has provided families in need with over 70 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food from over 4,000 producers across the state.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘀𝗸: 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗡𝗬 𝘁𝗼 $𝟳𝟱 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻

New York’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) helps support NY-based food banks, food pantries, emergency shelters, and community-based organizations that work on the frontlines in the fight against hunger.
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘀𝗸: 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗛𝗣𝗡𝗔𝗣 𝘁𝗼 $𝟲𝟰 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sue Lintner, EVP, Equitable Access & Advocacy, at SusanL@regionalfoodbank.net