𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 from Hunger Solutions New York:
𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 & 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧, 𝐎𝐒𝐓 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞
𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝘼𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙈𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙇𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙝 & 𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Join us and our partners at NYS Network for Youth Success to learn how schools and afterschool programs can provide free, healthy meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We’ll share the basics of afterschool meals, including an overview of eligibility, meal patterns, and reimbursements, then hear from current program operators about their experiences and best practices. Not sure if you can make it? Register anyway to receive follow-up resources.
𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣: 𝙉𝙤 𝙆𝙞𝙙 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮 𝙊𝙪𝙩-𝙤𝙛-𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign seeks ten Champions who will help further their work to expand access to summer and afterschool meals through the Summer Food Service Program, NSLP Seamless Summer Option, and the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The Champions will work with No Kid Hungry for one year to share promising practices, engage in a co-learning space, and provide peer-to-peer mentorship to new meal sponsors. Each Champion will receive a $2,500 stipend, and their organization will receive a $2,000 award.
𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙉𝙔 𝘾𝘼𝘾𝙁𝙋 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠, 𝙊𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 2-8, 2022
Join us and NYS Network for Youth Success as we celebrate NY CACFP Week, an opportunity to recognize the invaluable work of NY’s CACFP providers, and encourage more eligible providers to join. CACFP provides federal funding to help child care and afterschool program providers serve healthy meals and snacks to children in their care. While thousands of providers participate across the state, there is room for growth, with only about half of eligible child care providers — and even fewer afterschool programs — currently enrolled.
This NY CACFP Week, share your CACFP success story on social media or use one of these sample posts:
#CACFP helps #afterschool and #childcare providers pay for healthy meals & snacks for kids in their care. In NY, thousands of providers participate, but many more could! Learn more: ChildCareMealsNY.org #CACFPweekNY
This #CACFPWeekNY, we are extending a huge THANK YOU to NY’s #childcare providers, #afterschool programs, CCR&Rs & other #CACFP champions. We are beyond grateful for your work to nourish NY’s children. Learn more about CACFP: ChildCareMealsNY.org
Read our NY CACFP Week blog post for more ideas to spread the word to expand access to this valuable program.
𝙄𝘾𝙔𝙈𝙄 𝙐𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩
Do you work with people who are pregnant or caring for children under age five? We’d like to hear from them. Please encourage them to take a short five-minute survey (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese). Learn more and share this invitation with partners and families before September 30!
𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙏𝙤𝙤 𝙇𝙖𝙩𝙚: 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙖𝙭 𝘾𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙁𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙔𝙤𝙧𝙠
Households with low or no incomes can still get thousands of dollars in federal money with the Child Tax Credit — even if they have never filed taxes before or have not filed this year. It is estimated that at least 200,000 children in New York could miss out on $3,000 or more if their parent/guardian has not yet filed. Now more than ever, it is important to get money to the families who need it.
Code For America has created a tool, GetCTC.org, to reduce barriers to people without filing requirements. This tool enables people to claim the Child Tax Credit and third stimulus payment (up to $5,000 per eligible child). People can sign up in 15 minutes or less on their mobile devices in English or Spanish. People must file before November 15 to easily get this money this year.
School districts and other youth-serving organizations are crucial in spreading the word to families. Find multilingual outreach materials you can share with families, including flyers, template emails, texts and robocalls. Families can be directed to getctc.org/nynkh to sign up.