Food Policy NYC Food Policy Center March Food Flash by Melissa Gallanter, RD March 29, 2021 by Melissa Gallanter, RD March 29, 2021 A roundup of food policy topics What’s Hot: USDA Increases SNAP Benefits through September… FacebookTwitterLinkedinEmail
(NTV) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.In total, USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
12/29/2020 By Roni Caryn Rabin
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]