Did you know that SNAP benefits don’t cover the cost of personal care, personal hygiene, or feminine hygiene items? The Care Necessities is a campaign to increase access to personal care and hygiene products for low-income New Yorkers and we need your help! Our friends at Bank of America have committed $25,000 in funding and are challenging the community […]
The NYS Food Summit is a collaborative effort hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District in partnership with Hunger Solutions New York, Feeding New York State, Siena College, United Way of the […]
May 5, 2021
New York State Monthly Harvest Newsletter is here!
In this issue:
Taste NY Updates
NYS Grown & Certified Updates
Spotlight: New York’s Beef Producers
We wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms across New York!
The Monthly Harvest
Get the Latest Agriculture News From Across New York
Ending Child Poverty: Examining Poverty Trends and Policy Implications
May 4 at 1:00 p.m.
As part of the 2021 Hauser Policy Impact webinar series, this webinar will hear from experts discussing the policy implications of the recent National Academies’ report A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. The webinar will examine poverty trends since the release of this seminal report, address the […]
USDA drops Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 Americans
By Aimee Picchi
A Trump-era plan to cut food stamps is now off the table after the Biden administration said it is abandoning a previous plan to tighten work requirements for working-age adults without children. Those restrictions were projected to deny federal food assistance benefits to 700,000 adults, a proposal […]
The USDA announced Tuesday it would extend universal free lunch through the 2021-2022 school year. Facing a September cutoff, the agency announces it will reimburse schools at a higher rate and expand school nutrition programs to all students…
April 22 Panel Discussion on Health Equity
A webinair organized by the NYC Commission on Human Rights
Stories from the Delivery Room: Health Equity, Pregnancy, and the Maternal Health Care of People of Color
Join the NYC Commission on Human Rights for a dynamic conversation about health equity, pregnancy and maternal health. In collaboration with Advancing Health Equity, Black Women’s Blueprint, and Ancient […]
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 Guidance.
As we celebrate this victory, […]
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 be reviewed and considered based on their eligibility requirements (see below) […]