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Industry Updates & Competitors in the News – Dec 2014

5/12/15 – Smart Social Programs. The New York Times. Op-ed on how investments in education, income, nutrition and more for working families have shown long-term benefits for children.

12/30/2014 – At a Manhattan Soup Kitchen, Food on the Table and Chops on the Piano. The New York Times. Food Bank member Church of the Holy Apostles’ soup kitchen is featured in a piece about meeting the need in NYC with dignity.

12/11/2014What’s In The Budget? Food Stamp Funding Restored, Pell Grants Cut In 2015 Federal Spending Plan.  International Business Times.  Congressional moves, outcome yet unknown, to restore some funding to SNAP.

12/9/2014 New York farmers donate record amount of food to regional food banks.  WNYPapers.com.  Industry piece detailing food donations this year from NY Farm Bureau members to Feeding America NYS food banks.

12/9/2014Venison As Benison: Food Banks Score From Deer Overpopulation.  NPR.  Deer overpopulation + hunting = venison donations to food banks around the northeast.

12/9/2014Gillibrand visits Food Bank to pack some hunger relief.  Star Gazette.  Upstate NY’s Food Bank of the Souther Tier hosts Senator, talks SNAP & school lunch.

12/9/2014Engineering a Better Food Bank.  LiveScience.com.  Industry developments:  Engineers help Feeding America-affiliated food banks in NC model supply, demand, and capacity.

12/8/2014Schools in eight states to use locally grown produce through USDA pilot.  Agri-Pulse.com.   NY is among the states chosen to participate in new program bringing fresh fruits & vegetables to school meals programs.

12/8/2014–  New Report: 42% of New York Households Don’t Meet Basic Self-Sufficiency Standards.  PR Newswire (picked up by many outlets).  Research from City Harvest, United Way of New York City, et al. measures economic health neighborhood by neighborhood.

12/7/2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Highlights from the 2014 Farm to Table Upstate-Downstate Agriculture Summit.  LongIsland.com.  Plans to increase access to fresh food for underserved populations.  (Margarette Purvis chairs the governor’s Anti-Hunger Task Force.)

12/4/2014 A Year After Deep Cuts to Federal Food Assistance Programs, America’s Nonprofit Food Banks Struggle To Fill The Gap.  International Business Times.  Policy piece quoting Food Bank stats & research.

12/2/2014 Giving Tuesday Gets $1 Million Kickoff. Nonprofit Times.  Piece about this year’s day of giving back, mentioning Food Bank.