Join Labor Religion Coalition of New York State on 3/14 at the #HousingJusticeforAll Day of Action!

Our state’s housing crisis continues to spiral. Though many of our communities are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-era protections to keep people in their homes are gone. Rents in New York State have reached a record high and eviction rates continue to surge. In December, there were almost 22,000 children sleeping in New York City’s […]

40 Under 40 Rising Stars Food Policy awards – Class of 2023


The NYC Food Policy Center is excited to announce our seventh annual 40 Under 40 Rising Stars Food Policy awards, which will honor 40 individuals under the age of 40 in NYC who are working to transform the food system. Previous honorees have included policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers, and innovators making significant strides to create healthier, […]

The History of SNAP Benefits


From WNYC and Brian Lehrer:

This month, the size of millions of Americans’ SNAP benefits will be shrinking as the federal government winds down its pandemic-era food assistance. Janet Poppendieck, Author, professor emerita of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a co-founder of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter […]

March enews from GardenShare


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𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻!
GardenShare is happy to share that Bonus Bucks applications are open!
If you, or someone you know, would like to take advantage of the bounty of local food that St. Lawrence County has to offer, but find it hard to stretch your food dollars to purchase, we may be able to help!

Latest News from Capital Area Council of Churches


• 𝙀𝙘𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚 — 𝘼𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙡 7, 𝙉𝙤𝙤𝙣
On Good Friday, April 7, an ecumenical service will be held at First Lutheran Church in Albany at noon. The service is being prepared by the following clergy.

Rev. Leonard Comithier
Rev. Antonio Booth
Rev. David Preisinger
Rev. Jo Page
Rev. James Kane
Elder Kitt Jackson
Thanks to the pastors and laity who are joining in this ecumenical celebration.


Addressing the rise of White Christian Nationalism – and the New York State budget

Labor Religion Coalition of New York State March Newsletter
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March is here, and that means the final weeks of negotiations over the New York State Budget, which is due April 1. At stake is whether and how New York will invest in housing, healthcare, education, living wage jobs, and other public goods—as well as whether […]

Food Policy Watch (Hunter College) for the week of March 8, 2023


Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of March 8, 2023
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𝗡𝗬𝗖𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆.𝗼𝗿𝗴 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀
• Meal Programs Available to Older Adults in NYC (
• Medicaid Covers Nutrition Services in 3 States (
• ICYMI: 8 Technological Advances Working to Fight Hunger and Rethink the Food System (

𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁
𝘕𝘠𝘊 𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 […]

Food as Medicine Watch (March 7, 2023)


Original Center articles, news, research studies and events for the week of March 7, 2023
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𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗔𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁
• FreshRx Oklahoma: Produce Prescription Program Spotlight (

𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦
• Medicaid Testing ‘Food as Medicine’ Program in Some States—How Could It Impact Health? (Health)
• As Snap Benefits Wane, Food-As-Medicine Companies Carve Out a […]

Your March Monthly Newsletter from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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𝓘𝓷 𝓣𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓘𝓼𝓼𝓾𝓮:
• Statewide News
• Taste NY Updates
• NYS Grown & Certified Updates
• Funding Opportunities
• Spotlight: Intergrow Greenhouses
• Job Opportunities

𝗔 𝗠𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹: 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆!
As we turn the corner into March, I’m once again reminded of the sense of optimism and excitement the start of a new growing […]

Announcement! Grants Workshop Series


The Schenectady Foundation is proud to support nonprofits that serve Schenectady County. In preparation for the release of its 2023 grant opportunities, the Foundation will host a series of Grant Workshops. See below for the first scheduled workshop sessions.

𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙥 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙚:
• Workshop 1: March 8th @ 2pm – 3pm
Mont Pleasant Library, 1036 Crane St, Schenectady
Topic: What kind […]

National School Breakfast Week 2023


𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱

𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠: 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 6-10!
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is next week! School breakfast provides the nutrition kids need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Throughout the week, we will highlight ways you can share the impact of school breakfast in your community. Hunger Solutions New York and No Kid Hungry New York […]

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