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.

WNYC’s The Takeaway: Feeding New York State Advocacy Manager Ryan Healey guests with host Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss hunger on college campuses.

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Oct. 26, 2022 – Numerous reports over the years show that food insecurity among college students is as widespread as ever. According to the latest data from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, in the fall of 2020, nearly three in five students lacked adequate access to “basic needs” like food or housing. And across both two-and-four year colleges, 1 in 3 students experienced food insecurity.

We spoke with Ryan Healy from Feeding New York State about what college administrators can do to help students on campus, and what state and federal policies can do to expand SNAP access for students.

The Capitol Pressroom : Feeding New York State Exec. Dir. Dan Egan guests with host David Lombardo

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Oct. 19, 2022 – Feeding New York State Executive Director Dan Egan highlights a state investment in equipment for food banks and outlines the need for monetary and food donations as nonprofits grapple with bare shelves.

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.