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Capital Tonight: Exec. Director Dan Egan discusses why the need for food continues

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September 2, 2022 — Inflation is the primary reason that so many New Yorkers are experiencing hunger. We have to pay our rent or mortgage. We have to keep the lights on. We have to pay to gas up the car. But food is something families can control and many are now turning to food banks to supplement their meals.

On this National Food Bank Day, Dan Egan, the executive director of Feeding New York State, an organization that represents food banks all over New York, discussed why food banks are stretched to capacity this year.

“There may be this false belief that we’re not in lockdown anymore, because the unemployment numbers look much better than they did a year ago, that there might be less need,” Egan said. “In fact, we’re seeing equal or greater need right now.”

Commissioner Seggos and Feeding New York State Announce One-Million-Pound Milestone in Ongoing Food Waste and Donation Initiative

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, today announced that a total of one million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers as part of the ongoing implementation of the State’s Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.

Feeding New York State Statement on White House Conference

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Albany, NY – May 4, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds President Biden and Congress for convening the first Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years.

Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget

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Albany, NY – April 9, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds the Governor and state lawmakers for investing an additional $22 million in New York’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP).

Food Bank News: How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food Banks

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March 28, 2022 — Food banks in California and New York are preparing for a potential uptick in donations as grocers, restaurants and other food producers comply with new state laws that require them to donate surplus edible food, rather than send it to landfills.

Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hunger

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March 23, 2022 — Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York state Legislature are working right now on a budget that determines funding levels for New York’s emergency food programs. Here in the Empire State, we take care of each other. And in that spirit we have but one simple ask for our elected officials: Do not leave struggling New Yorkers out in the cold.