News from HANNYS

Collaborative Anti-Hunger Advocacy Committee CANCELLED!


๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ!

We are so sorry to everyone who was disrupted
We had intentionally made the Zoom calls open to ensure that anyone could access them easily, but unfortunately the link was posted on a website that encourages people to hack into Zoom meetings
We will have to restructure the Zoom set up in the future

In the meantime โ€“ the agenda is here: and the minutes from last time: .
We will reach out soon with a rescheduled meeting.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience


Capital Area Council of Churches 2023 Award Recipients, Ecumenical Dementia Friendly Service, Baptism Witnessing and Volunteering

โ€ข ๐˜พ๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐˜พ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ 2023 ๐˜ผ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ
Recognizing outstanding members of the community at our Annual Fall Dinner and Awards Celebration is a highlight each year for the Capital Area Council of Churches. The recipients listed below are outstanding people and CACC is proud to honor them on October 11, at the Italian American Community Center.

โ—˜ William B. Hedberg, PhD โ€“ CACC Board Member & Treasurer
โ—˜ Angela Warner โ€“ St. Vincentโ€™s Food Pantry
โ—˜ Rev. Robert Long โ€“ Retired United Methodist Pastor
โ—˜ Rabbi Rena Kieval โ€“ Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena
โ—˜ Uzma Popal โ€“ Director of Muslim Soup Kitchen Project

๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ
We cordially invite you to join the [โ€ฆ]

August 29th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, News from HANNYS, Newsletters|

We are in a hunger crisis and New Yorkers are experiencing food insecurity at a strikingly disproportionate rate.


The pandemic caused a drastic increase in food insecurity and the numbers have been getting worse as government support wanes. Since July of 2021, NYS has seen an 87% increase in the number of people without enough to eat over a 1-week period compared to 35% nationwide.

Support frontline community food providers as they work to meet the increasing need.



The Alliance for a Hunger Free New York is holding the next Collaborative Anti-Hunger Advocacy Committee Meeting


๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ-๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

Tuesday, August 1st, 4:00 โ€“ 5:00 p.m.
Join Zoom meeting

full event info:


Commentary: To meet growing demand, food pantries need help โ€” fast


๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†: ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ, ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ โ€” ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜
๐™’๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™œ๐™œ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™ช๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ.
by Natasha Pernicka

We are in the midst of a hunger crisis in New York. Food pantries in the Capital Region are currently experiencing the highest demands that we have seen in our over 40-year history.

Consider these recent quotes from Albany County food pantry coordinators:

โ€ข โ€œ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜•๐˜ˆ๐˜— (๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ). ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด $28 ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ [โ€ฆ]

Biden-Harris Administration Briefing on Preventing Default


๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ cordially invites you to
join us on Thursday, May 18th at 12:40pm ET for a briefing with Vice President Kamala Harris to provide an update on preventing default. The Vice President will be joined by Director of the National Economic Council, Lael Brainard, and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Stephen Benjamin. Please see more event details below and be sure to register.

WHAT: Biden-Harris Administration Briefing on Preventing Default
WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, 12:40pm ET

Please note that this briefing will be open press. We hope that you can join us and [โ€ฆ]

May 18th, 2023|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

2023 – 2024 HPNAP Resources Food Grant & Operations Support Application Deadline is ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—  ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ!


HPNAP provides supplemental funding and nutrition technical assistance to a network of emergency food programs (EFPs), consisting of food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries and
other non-profit organizations. HPNAP and other government support provide funds for operating costs and for nutritious foods that may not be donated by other sources.
Applications can be made through select EFPs. Below is an example from FoodBankNYC:
โ€ข Application Guidance
โ€ข Application


May 17th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, News from HANNYS|

The Alliance for a Hunger Free New Yorkโ€™s Farm Bill Collaborative Policy Committee Meeting


๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„ (๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด) ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿฐ.๐—ฝ.๐—บ.

๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€:

โ€ข Farm Bill Listening Tour

โ€“ New York City โ€“ Passed (4/3)
โ€“ Buffalo โ€“ (4/19)
โ€“ Capital Region โ€“(4/25)
โ€“ Virtual Session โ€“ (4/26)
โ€“ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ โ€“ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐—ฝ!
โ€“ Farm Bill Primer

โ€ข The deadline for the State Budget is extended โ€“

โ—˜ We are still urging policy makers

โ€“ $63 million for HPNAP
โ€“ $75 million for Nourish NY
โ€“ Bolster SNAP
โ€“ Support Food Connect Database and Map to make it easy to find food

โ—˜ Please see the Allianceโ€™s Official Statement on [โ€ฆ]

April 18th, 2023|Categories: News from HANNYS|

Information for 2023 Farm Bill Listening session hosted by NYS ODTA


We encourage you to share your voice! Please share with your networks. And we will be working on a collective statement on behalf of The Alliance.

2023 ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™ข ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™‡๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ
All session details and registration links can be found on this webpage.
2023 Farm Bill Listening Sessions | OTDA (

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is pleased to announce a series of listening sessions on the 2023 Farm Bill. These sessions will complement a series of roundtable discussions held in 2022 by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets and permit OTDA to gain additional perspectives regarding the Farm Billโ€™s Nutrition Title.

Sessions [โ€ฆ]

April 6th, 2023|Categories: News from HANNYS|

Notes from the Collaborative Policy Committee Meeting 2.21.23


The Food Pantries for the Capital District and ๐™๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™– ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  are concerned about upcoming SNAP decreases and anticipated increases for food pantry services. Please join us to share your current anti-hunger advocacy efforts and opportunities for collaboration.

Iฬฒnฬฒfฬฒoฬฒrฬฒmฬฒaฬฒtฬฒiฬฒoฬฒnฬฒ: From Hunger Solutions New York โ€“ their website is very helpful for understanding the EAs, including how people can determine how much their benefit amount will change:
Aฬฒcฬฒtฬฒiฬฒoฬฒnฬฒ: Share information with your community so people who are seeing their benefits reduced know where to get food pantry assistance: NYS Food Connect Map

Iฬฒnฬฒfฬฒoฬฒrฬฒmฬฒaฬฒtฬฒiฬฒoฬฒnฬฒ: From Hunger [โ€ฆ]

March 18th, 2023|Categories: News from HANNYS|