Food pantries serving more families as inflation continues to rise

05/05/2022
WTEN 10 in Albany featured a story about the impact of inflation on most vulnerable families in the Capital District. Natasha Pernicka, Executive Director of the Food Pantries for the Capital District and convenor of Community Food Assistance of NYS and Angela Warner, Director of the St Vincent Food Pantry and Board President of Hunger Action of New York State. They share the region wide increase in need and on the ground at a local food pantry.

Food pantries serving more families as inflation continues […]

May 5th, 2022|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

Hunger, Housing, and the 3rd Reconstruction event December 7

12/07/2021


https://www.facebook.com/events/205121468387819
Join the Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS Today, December 7th, to learn from the plight, fight, and insight of Capital Region community members who are engaged in struggles around food and housing insecurity. In recent years, New York has passed transformative legislation to meet the needs of poor and marginalized communities relating to food and housing. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the extent of these crises and thrown millions into poverty and precarity.

On December 7th we will gather virtually to hear testimony from directly impacted leaders, learn about ways communities are organizing […]

December 7th, 2021|Categories: Events, External posts, News from HANNYS|

Mark Emanation honored by the Labor Religion Coalition

11/04/2021

HANNYS very own Mark Emanation honored by the Labor Religion Coalition!

Meet our Moral Fusion Leadership Awardee, Mark Emanatian (Capital District Area Labor Federation) and Sister Betsy VanDeusen (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany)!

Once a year, we take time to celebrate the movement-building work of Labor Religion Coalition, and honor remarkable leaders from across the state who are making tremendous contributions to the struggle for economic, racial and social justice in New York.

*To join us and purchase a ticket or become a sponsor please visit: bit.ly/MORALFUSION

Mark Emanation and Sister Betsy VanDeusen have […]

November 4th, 2021|Categories: News from HANNYS|Tags: |

Mayor de Blasio announces pay equity cabinet to fight race and gender based wage disparities

10/25/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2021

CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES PAY EQUITY CABINET TO FIGHT RACE AND GENDER BASED WAGE DISPARITIES

City Hall veteran Dina Simon appointed to lead the Cabinet

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today announced a new Pay Equity Cabinet to address race and gender-based pay disparities in New York City. An Executive Order will make the Cabinet a permanent part of City government to ensure that pay equity is a mayoral priority into the future.
“Pay equity is critical to the safety and overall wellbeing of the most marginalized and vulnerable workers in our city,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It can make the difference between […]

October 25th, 2021|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits | USDA-FNS

10/25/2021

Increase in Monthly SNAP Benefits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has updated the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), which is used to set Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit levels. USDA recently re-evaluated the TFP, used to set SNAP benefits, which increased the purchasing power of the plan by 21% for the first time since it was introduced in 1975. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, or $1.19 per day, for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on October 1st, 2021.

USDA Modernizes the Thrifty […]

October 25th, 2021|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

Nutrition Resource Links for Schools

10/25/2021

Healthy School Recipe Resources https://healthyschoolrecipes.com/
Browse and access over 1000 free recipes for school nutrition programs. In addition to recipes, there are a number of training resources, chef blogs, videos and a newsletter archive available for use.

Produce Knife Skill Guides https://healthyschoolrecipes.com/culinary_skills/
Download free Culinary Skills at a Glance Guides that showcase knife skills for various produce items. Great to print and post in the kitchen or for use as training materials!

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FDA Releases New Salt Guidelines: How to Slash Your Sodium Intake

10/15/2021

FDA Releases New Salt Guidelines: How to Slash Your Sodium Intake
By Lisa Rapaport

Even if the food industry doesn’t adopt the agency’s recommendations, you can help reduce your risk for heart disease by learning to become a sodium sleuth.
In an effort to curb Americans’ sodium intake, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week called on chain restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily slash the salt content in their products. The goal: to reduce Americans’ typical daily sodium intake from 3,400 milligrams (mg) to 3,000 mg, a roughly 12 […]

October 15th, 2021|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

Beyond Food Drives -the future of emergency food aid

05/18/2021
Beyond Food Drives
State Street Forum on Faith and Public Life
Wednesday, May 19th
12 noon to 1:00 pm

All are invited to join us on Zoom for a thought-provoking conversation about the future of emergency food aid in the Capital District and beyond. This event, co-sponsored by Westminster and the New York State Council of Churches, is the “soft launch” of what will become a monthly forum on faith and public life. Please help us spread the word!

We have seen a sharp increase in “drive-thru” food pantries and emergency food collections during the past year. This way of receiving food has been helpful for people who are not comfortable going to […]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Events, External posts, News from HANNYS|

The Care Necessities Campaign

05/07/2021
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 to raise an additional $25,000 throughout the month of May to double the impact. You can make a monetary donation, donate hygiene items, or host a hygiene drive! Learn more here: https://regionalfoodbank.net/thecarenecessities/

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May 7th, 2021|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|

3rd biennial New York State Food Summit

05/07/2021
Join the 3rd biennial New York State Food Summit
presented by SEFCU (virtual event)

June 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
$25
Tickets: https://registration.socio.events/e/nysfoodsummit
Agenda:

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 Greater Capital Region, and our NYS Community Food Assistance Network members made up of Rockland Community Against Hunger, Comfort Food Community, Concerned for the Hungry, Hunger Coalition of Otsego County, Hunger Action Network of New York State, Broome County Council of ChurchesCHOW, and Westside Campaign Against Hunger. The Summit convenes […]

May 7th, 2021|Categories: Events, External posts, News from HANNYS|

Panel Discussion on Health Equity

04/20/2021
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 Song Doula Services.
Featuring three amazing speakers the NYC Commission on Human Rights has had the pleasure of working with on initiatives combatting normalized forms of anti-Black racism: Dr. Uche Blackstock (founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity), Chanel Portia-Albert (founder, Ancient Song Doula Services), and Sevonna Brown (Co-Executive Director, […]

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Events, External posts, News from HANNYS|

Aid to Help 2.1 Million Children Previously Receiving Free and Reduced-Price School Meals in NYS!

04/17/2021
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program will provide eligible households with a total of about $420 per child, with school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“For many low-income families across the state, free and reduced-price school meals provided a critical stop-gap that allowed them to avoid food insecurity,” Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner Mike Hein said. “This temporary program will bring […]

April 17th, 2021|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|