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Troy Record: ‘Feeding New York State’ program reaches milestone

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November 6, 2023 at 6:02 a.m. 

NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, has reached the five-million-pound collection milestone as part of the ongoing implementation of the New York State Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law that reduces waste and climate-altering emissions caused by landfilling while providing quality food to New Yorkers in need.

Associated Press: Tackling climate change and alleviating hunger: States recycle and donate food headed to landfills

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BY DAVID R. MARTIN AND MICHAEL CASEY
Updated 3:57 PM EST, November 26, 2023

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out.

But on a recent day, Rafferty, the store manager for ShopRite of Elmsford-Greenburgh in New York, was preparing boxes of bread, donuts, fresh produce and dairy products to be picked up by a food bank. It’s part of a statewide program requiring larger businesses to donate edible food and, if they can, recycle remaining food scraps.

Inform NNY: Feeding New York State reaches Milestone

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Oct 30, 2023

NEW YORK (WWTI) – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, has reached the five-million-pound collection milestone as part of the ongoing implementation of the New York State Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law. 

Feeding New York State Statement on the FY 2024 State Budget

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Albany, NY – May 2, 2023 – Feeding New York State – the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks – applauds state leaders for negotiating a budget that includes critical investments to address hunger, poverty, and food insecurity. In particular, we’d like to recognize our champions in the legislature for consistently standing up for our most vulnerable families.

Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget Negotiations

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Albany, NY – April 5, 2023 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds Speaker Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and the state legislature for uplifting New York families in their respective budget proposals.

Raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage of $15 per hour, tie future increases to the rate of inflation, and phase out subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with a disability, and teenagers. Implement policies that equitably reduce the cost of healthcare, housing, education, transportation, and food. Enable all eligible households to obtain rental assistance, repeal the Faircloth Amendment of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, and invest in our public housing infrastructure. Reduce preventable evictions and mitigate eviction-related consequences. Build a more resilient and sustainable supply chain that can withstand shocks resulting from pandemics,