The Care Necessities Campaign

2021-05-03 09:02:32
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|

3rd biennial New York State Food Summit

May 7, 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 […]

May 7th, 2021|

New York State Monthly Harvest Newsletter is here!

May 5, 2021
New York State Monthly Harvest Newsletter is here!
In this issue:
Statewide News
Taste NY Updates
NYS Grown & Certified Updates
Funding Opportunities
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
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May 5th, 2021|

Ending Child Poverty: Examining Poverty Trends and Policy Implications

2021-05-03 15:49:05
Webinar
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 limitations of the report as well as discuss the limitations of the report and directions for new research that can inform poverty-related policy decisions.

Ending Child Poverty: Examining Poverty Trends and Policy Implications

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May 3rd, 2021|

Happy Mother’s Day! from Dress for Success Albany and ACAP

April 28, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day!
from Dress for Success Albany and ACAP

In honor of the strong women in our lives, Dress for Success Albany is hosting its first every Give Lively Text to Give Fundraiser during Mother’s Day Weekend.

We invite you to make a donation in honor of your moms, favorite aunts, sisters, or a special woman in your life. Please text SUPERMOM2021 to 44321 starting Friday, May 7th. The fundraiser will run through the weekend, so don’t forget to submit your donation by Monday, May 10th.

You may also dedicate your gift to anyone of your choice.

Help Dress for Success Albany raise $2,000 (or more!) to help […]

April 29th, 2021|

USDA drops Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 Americans

2021-04-26 01:00:11
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 that had had drawn strong condemnation from anti-hunger advocates…

USDA drops Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 Americans

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April 26th, 2021|

USDA extends universal free lunch through next school year, bringing relief to millions of food-insecure families

2021-04-26 01:06:33

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…

USDA extends universal free lunch through next school year, bringing relief to millions of food-insecure families

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April 26th, 2021|

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|

DHS Public Charge Rule Update

04/02/2021

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, we know that much work remains to connect immigrant families to federal nutrition programs, and that we must continue to fight fear with facts.

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April 13th, 2021|

Double Up Food Bucks Request For Applications

04/02/2021
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) with some preference given to markets that fall within specific geographic areas. The link is in the comments .

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April 13th, 2021|