Produce Bue Book Perdue: Time to end the food box programRead Article "The USDA CFAP program has provided a lot of easy-to-handle food to hungry New Yorkers. However, the program has been challenged by poor management and a lack of transparency at USDA. The bottom line is that the economic crisis we are in is not going to end October 31, nor even months after that. We need to continue public support to ensure an adequate, charitable food supply." -Feeding New York State Executive Director, Dan Egan
Times Union Viewpoint: Despite food donations, SNAP benefits crucialRead Article The public's investment in SNAP ensures that New York is maximizing its federally funded food security foundation, and allows the state-level investment in Feeding New York State and member food banks to be even more effective. Congress must include a 15 percent SNAP increase in the next stimulus bill.
Feeding New York State Releases Statement on Racial JusticeRead Statement The United States of America, unlike most countries, was not created around a piece of geography or a single national group. We were created by a set of ideas. Among them were the ideas that all of us are equal, that all of us should have the same opportunities, and that government exists to serve the people.
Governor Cuomo Announces Additional $1.5 Million of Funding for FeedingNYSRead Announcement Feeding New York thanks Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this funding, which will aid in our mission to help feed millions of food-insecure New Yorkers. This funding continues the work of #nourishNY, connecting NY State farmers and New Yorkers in need.
The Capitol Pressroom - Dan Egan InterviewListen to the episode As the economic toll of COVID-19 continues to grow, an increasing number of New Yorkers are struggling to put food on the table. Dan Egan, Executive Director of Feeding New York, discussed the hurdles that these food banks are dealing with.
Feeding New York State Launches Statewide Produce Sourcing Program: Introduces New State Produce Manager, Jim GermainRead Press Release Albany, NY – Feeding New York State (FeedingNYS) today announced the launch of its Statewide Produce Sourcing program. The goal of the program is to link farmers and food banks at the statewide level to ensure that the food grown in New York can be provided to New Yorkers in need, no matter where in the state they live. FeedingNYS will also link these farms to the wider food bank network outside New York State.
New York State Provides Additional Details on $25 Million in Funding for Food Banks Through Nourish New York InitiativeRead Press Release Feeding New York State applauds Governor Cuomo's leadership in creating the Nourish New York Program. With these funds, our ten food banks will be able to significantly expand our partnerships with New York farmers and dairy producers, providing top quality food to our neighbors statewide.