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2021-04-02 14:24:56
DHS Public Charge Rule Update
The Trump administration’s 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule has been removed. DHS issued a final rule that removed the 2019 public charge rule from the Federal Register and reinstated the 1999 DHS Field Guidance.
SNAP and other nutrition programs can NOT be considered in a public charge test under the 1999 Field

Double Up Food Bucks Request For Applications 2021
Double Up Food Bucks Request for Applications (RFA) FARMERS MARKETS
Field & Fork Network (F&FN) is seeking applications from New York farmers markets and mobile markets who would like to participate in the 2021 Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) season (July 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021). All applications will

USDA will continue Farmers to Families Food Box Program

GrowNYC delivers one millionth meal to New Yorkers in need during COVID pandemic

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A New York City-funded program delivered its one millionth meal to city residents hardest hit by the COVID pandemic.

The GrowNYC Emergency Fresh Food Box program, officially distributed its one-millionth meal on Saturday morning as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate food

U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.


(NYT) Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans to “make every bite count” but dismissing experts’ specific

Low-income children wait months for USDA food aid to replace school meals

Millions of low-income schoolchildren have gone almost an entire semester without receiving federal payments to help their families buy groceries months after Congress authorized the aid — even as child hunger reaches

Hunger Action Network calls for more help with food insecurity

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Food insecurity is an issue all year long, but this year is more severe than ever. Now, the Hunger Action Network of New York State is coming together and calling for help as we get closer to the holidays.

Natasha Pernicka, of the Food Pantries for the Capital District, said

Capital Region Food Pantries Call For Additional Aid During Pandemic

Thanksgiving is typically a busy time for food pantries, both in terms of donations and use. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Capital Region food pantries are calling on lawmakers for extra assistance.

Charities with the Hunger Action Network of New York State gathered at Albany’s St. Vincent De Paul Parish Monday to highlight a surge in food insecurity across