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Hunger Action Network of NYS (HANNYS) COVID19 Survey for EFPs

2020-04-29 10:22:15
Attention all Food Pantries and Dining rooms across NYS. We are conducting a survey regarding your needs during COVID 19. We know and respect that your busy right now, our survey will take less then 5 mins to complete. We thank you in advance for completing the survey. It will be posted in this link and in the comments as well.


Hunger Action Network of NYS (HANNYS) COVID19 Survey for EFPs


June 20th, 2021|

2020-05-01 17:49:43
1 in 5 Adults Report Food Insecurity in Early Days of #COVID-19
More than 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey results from the Urban Institute. This is just the latest evidence of escalating food hardship triggered by the COVID-19 crisis and why policymakers need to take additional steps to strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) ability to mitigate food insecurity and jump-start the economy. The data are drawn from an internet-based survey of a nationally representative group of adults. The brief was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. While 1 […]

June 19th, 2021|

2020-05-01 18:21:39
Bills to Allow SNAP Benefit Use in Restaurants and Strengthen SNAP
On April 28, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the SNAP CARRY Act to broaden the SNAP Restaurant Meal Program to all SNAP participants during pandemics. FRAC President Luis Guardia said, “We must leverage the capacity of the hard-hit restaurant sector to provide meals for purchase with SNAP benefits. This is a key piece of the food system puzzle that can ensure food security and bolster demand from a supply chain that has been hit hard as a result of the pandemic. Moreover, each $1 in SNAP benefits generates between $1.50 and $1.80 […]

June 18th, 2021|

2020-05-17 21:37:55
Aid to Help 2.1 Million Children Previously Receiving Free and Reduced-Price School Meals in NYS!

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program will provide eligible households with a total of about $420 per child, with school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“For many low-income families across the state, free and reduced-price school meals provided a critical stop-gap that allowed them to avoid food insecurity,” […]

June 18th, 2021|

2020-05-17 21:40:18
Supplemental Emergency SNAP Benefits Also Being Issued for 750,000 Households in May !

Nearly 750,000 low-income individuals and families enrolled SNAP will receive the maximum allowable benefit for May to help them avoid food insecurity. This will mark the third consecutive month all SNAP recipients in New York State have received the maximum benefit.

OTDA will be issuing the emergency assistance to any SNAP household that did not receive the maximum allowable benefit per month, which is $194 for an individual and $646 for a family of four. The emergency assistance will be distributed later this month, after the regular benefits are issued. About half of all households receiving […]

June 17th, 2021|

2020-05-22 08:04:41
Nationwide Waivers Extended for Non-Congregate Meal Distribution

USDA has extended several nationwide waivers to allow continued non-congregate meal distribution through the summer meal programs and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The following flexibilities are extended through August 31, 2020:

Non-Congregate Feeding, allowing meals to be served to children outside of the normally-required group setting to align with social distancing (e.g., “grab and go” meal distribution or delivery).

Parent Pickup, allowing distribution of meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children.

Meal Times, waiving requirements that meals be served within certain time frames; this flexibility allows for multiple days-worth of meals to be provided at […]

June 16th, 2021|

2020-05-22 20:09:53
Hunger Action Network of NYS recently surveyed over 200 Emergency Food Providers ( EFP) across NYS during April . Over the next few days we are going to report on results of the survey . Over 97 % of the EFP that responded to the survey have remained open during the COVID 19 Pandemic. New York Strong !! Thank you, Emergency Food Providers for making a difference.


June 16th, 2021|

2020-05-23 09:46:41
When Hunger Action Network of NYS asked over 200 Emergency Food Providers (EFP) across NYS

if they were able to provide social distancing, while providing food during COVID 19 Pandemic 99% said yes. It is great that so many EFP can provide a safe environment where people can get the food they need to put on their table! Thanks to the many Emergency Food Providers across New York State that have been open from the beginning and throughout this pandemic.


June 15th, 2021|