Food For All

Food For All Hunger Program The Goals of Food for All: -To educate the community to the reality of hunger and poverty. -To research the causes of hunger and act as advocates/agents of change. -To maximize the availability of nutritionally adequate food. -To assist needy people in securing available nutritional resources.
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Hunger Facts: -1 out of 4 children in New York State lives in poverty. -14% of Erie County’s population lives below the poverty line. -22% of the County’s children live in poverty. (2000 Census data) -53,000 children in Erie County are hungry or at risk of hunger. (Nutrition Consortium of New York State) -More than 90,000 Western New York residents turn to food pantries and soup kitchens for assistance; more than half are children. (Food Bank of Western New York) -Households with children receive 82% of Food Stamps. Hunger Has Many Faces: -Hunger is a child waiting with her mother at a food pantry for a bag of food because her mother’s paycheck doesn’t stretch far enough to put food on the table -Hunger is a single, childless adult who lost his/her food stamps because of 1996 welfare changes. -Hunger is a family of four struggling to live on two low paying jobs that offer no health insurance. -Hunger is the face of a senior citizen whose fixed income is barely above the federal poverty level and yet does not qualify for food stamps. Food for All Responds: *Nutrition Outreach and Education Program: Food for All conducts outreach activities designed to increase participation in three federal nutrition programs: Food Stamp Program, the Summer Food Service Program for Children, and the School Breakfast Program. We provide: -Free confidential Food Stamp prescreening -Food Stamp application assistance -Technical training to agency staff -Promotional items for the School Breakfast Program -Technical assistance for the Summer Food Program for Children *Advocacy and Public Policy Activities: Food for All believes that the problem of hunger will only be solved through a long term effort and commitment to systemic policy and program changes that meet the food needs of poor and hungry people. Our advocacy activities include: -Organizing local community support around state legislation i.e., Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program. -Organizing community support around federal legislation i.e., reauthorization of Food Stamps. -Organize and sponsor workshops and forums to educate religious groups how to advocate for action against hunger and poverty i.e., Mobilizing Faith Communities to End Hunger. -Educate the general public to the reality of hunger and poverty through our newsletter and other organizations’ newsletters, the Media and presentations at various community groups. -Continue to represent hunger concerns on local coalitions who share a common task. *Emergency Food Providers Directory: Food for All publishes and distributes the Emergency Food Providers Directory. The directory lists the more than 140 food pantries and dining sites in Erie County by ZIP code and details information about each provider and how to make a referral to a food pantry.

Mission: Food for All's mission is to increase food security by educating the public about hunger and motivating food system change

Operating as usual

01/09/2021

Cooking with Ashley !!

Wyoming County Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry Dates and Times! Mark your calander!
01/04/2021

Wyoming County Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry Dates and Times! Mark your calander!

Happy 2021 !!
01/02/2021

Happy 2021 !!

Seed to Supper Virtual Garden Gatherings
12/21/2020
Seed to Supper Virtual Garden Gatherings

Seed to Supper Virtual Garden Gatherings

REGISTER HEREJoin the CCE Erie Seed to Supper project for fun gardening conversations to help give us something to look forward to through the winter!Sessions will be offered via Zoom and Facebook Live.Register here online, call (716) 65205400 ext 176, or email [email protected]:Late Dece...

12/11/2020

SNAP Emergency Allotments to
Families/Individuals Receiving SNAP in December

Emergency Allotments (EA) of SNAP benefits were authorized by Congress under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) previously approved NYS’s plan to distribute EA of SNAP benefits each month from March – November of this year. FNS recently approved NYS’s request to provide EA for SNAP recipients in the month of December.

Issuance Schedule for December 2020 EA Supplemental SNAP Benefits:
In NYC: issuance based on last digit in the case number, from 12/14 through 12/18, and from 12/21 through 12/23, and 12/28 and 12/29/20.
Rest of State: issuance based on each districts caseload which will be divided randomly, from 12/7 through 12/10, and from 12/14 through 12/17/2020.
For all households the SNAP EA benefits will be available to eligible families the day after they are issued per the schedules above.

November 19 National Call-In Day:Urge Congress to Pass a Comprehensive COVID-19 Packagethat Includes a SNAP Boost NOWIn ...
11/19/2020
COVID-19 Updates - Food Research & Action Center

November 19 National Call-In Day:
Urge Congress to Pass a Comprehensive COVID-19 Package
that Includes a SNAP Boost NOW

In recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and FRAC are hosting a National Call-in Day on Thursday, November 19, to urge Congress to quickly pass a comprehensive relief package that invests in nutrition assistance, housing, income support, state fiscal relief, and other critical needs.


SNAP serves as the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. This proven program not only helps to put food on the table — it also stimulates the economy. Your help is needed to continue to lift up the urgency to increase SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent and the minimum monthly benefits from $16 to $30.

Background:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has rejected the need to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, instead calling for a “targeted” bill that is similar to the inadequate, “skinny” COVID relief bill that twice failed to advance in the Senate. It is critical that a real, comprehensive pandemic relief bill passes immediately that directly supports families and individuals who are struggling from the health and economic fallout from the pandemic. Every day that passes, more families slip closer to economic disaster. Call your Members of Congress today.

Actions to Take Today

Your actions today can make a big difference in the lives of families and children who are facing hunger and homelessness. Use the call script and FRAC's sample social media messages below to tell your members of congress to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 package that includes a boost to SNAP now.

Please share this call-in day information with your networks.

Call Your Members of Congress:

Find the phone #'s for your members of congress and use the script below:

“Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent from [town]. I am calling to urge the Member to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that protects families and communities from economic disaster. Millions of families have lost their jobs and can’t afford their food, rent, and health care. Individuals and families need real, immediate help to weather this crisis and they need Congress and the administration to quickly enact a strong COVID relief bill. Any relief package must include SNAP benefit boosts. Thank you.”

Sample Social Media Posts:

Tag your Members of Congress and the White House on social media with your message — find their Twitter handles here. Use #COVIDrelief and #BoostSNAPNow. Check out FRAC’s social media resources.

Click-to-Tweet: Food or housing? People shouldn’t have to choose. Tell Congress to immediately pass a comprehensive #COVIDrelief package to #BoostSNAPNow and provide #RentReliefNow. Learn more with @fractweets: https://bit.ly/3l6DYKC

For additional resources, check out FRAC’s COVID-19 page.

Check out our new report which analyzes participation in Afterschool nutrition programs and how programs can adjust to COVID-19.

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program):The Regular HEAP benefit season opened November 2, 2020.The following alternatives...
11/19/2020
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program):
The Regular HEAP benefit season opened November 2, 2020.
The following alternatives are available to apply for HEAP:
Online: www.mybenefits.ny.gov
By Telephone: (716) 858-7644
By Fax: (716) 858-6765
By Email: Request an application from [email protected]
By Mail: Applications can be printed from www.erie.gov/heap and mailed to:
HEAP
PO Box 120
Buffalo, NY 14201-9903

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program, which is administered by New York State to assist low-income families with their energy needs.

Get your Flu shot today !
11/18/2020

Get your Flu shot today !

Not to late for canning !! These were just canned last weekend !!
11/13/2020

Not to late for canning !! These were just canned last weekend !!

11/13/2020

“Hunger today isn’t about scarcity — it’s about a massive failure in
leadership.”
- Joe Biden, May 24, 2020

11/12/2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, Mitch McConnell refuses to schedule a vote for the HEROES Act -- the comprehensive Covid-19 relief bill (including a big bump in food aid) passed by the House in May -- and none of his Republican colleagues have urged him to do so.

While the conservatives play partisan games, 37% of parents are cutting down portions or skipping meals for their children.

Meanwhile, the bill sitting on McConnell’s desk would:
Increase the benefits for those Americans who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by 15%
Increase funding for the school meals department within school districts
Provide more food and funding for food distribution charities
Tens of millions of children in America are going hungry. We need to act now.

Sign this petition to demand the Senate act now to pass the HEROES Act>>>

11/12/2020

SNAP Emergency Allotments to
Families/Individuals Receiving SNAP in November

Emergency Allotments (EA) of SNAP benefits were authorized by Congress under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) previously approved NYS’s plan to distribute EA of SNAP benefits each month from March – October of this year. FNS recently approved NYS’s request to provide EA for SNAP recipients in the month of November.

Issuance Schedule for November 2020 EA Supplemental SNAP Benefits:
In NYC: issuance based on last digit in the case number, starting on 11/14, and from 11/17 through 11/21, and from 11/24 through 11/28/2020.
Rest of State: issuance based on each districts caseload which will be divided randomly, from 11/10 through 11/13, from 11/16 through 11/20, and 11/24 and 11/25/2020.
For all households the SNAP EA benefits will be available to eligible families the day after they are issued per the schedules above.

11/12/2020

Planting garlic !!

We planted garlic this week in our pantry garden ! Can’t wait until spring to see our beautiful garlic !
11/12/2020

We planted garlic this week in our pantry garden ! Can’t wait until spring to see our beautiful garlic !

11/06/2020
Even though the air is chilly - many farmers markets are stillOpen ! Supporting local farmers is so important in keeping...
10/29/2020

Even though the air is chilly - many farmers markets are still
Open ! Supporting local farmers is so important in keeping fresh fruits and vegetables local and helping our local economy! This is the last week for Double up SNAP - spend those tokens ! 

Early voting has started in NYS !
10/26/2020

Early voting has started in NYS !

Dehydrating is another great way to preserve apples! 
10/22/2020

Dehydrating is another great way to preserve apples! 

10/22/2020
Northwest Apple Salad

It's Apple Season - Here is a great recipe Ashley is going to show us how to make !

National Canning Day this week ! What have you canned this season ?
10/20/2020

National Canning Day this week ! What have you canned this season ?

BOLO Food Pantry has been providing a Meal of the Month !! Each month they provide a recipe and the major ingredients fo...
10/11/2020

BOLO Food Pantry has been providing a Meal of the Month !! Each month they provide a recipe and the major ingredients for the recipe! This month was Crock Pot Chicken Casserole! It was very tasty ! 

Today is the last day to register to vote in NYS ! Make sure you are  register because you and your vote count !
10/09/2020

Today is the last day to register to vote in NYS ! Make sure you are register because you and your vote count !

Genesee County Christmas Assistance
10/09/2020

Genesee County Christmas Assistance

Last day to register to vote is Friday , October 9th in New York State !! Make sure your vote counts in this election !
10/07/2020

Last day to register to vote is Friday , October 9th in New York State !! Make sure your vote counts in this election !

Check out your farmer markets this week !!
10/07/2020

Check out your farmer markets this week !!

10/07/2020

Don't forget to use your farmer's market coupons!

Creekside Market Farm Stand
13971 Route 62 Collins
Daily 10am-6pm
April 8-December 26
SNAP/FCC/FMNP Accepted

Chiavetta's Potatoes & Greenhouse Farm Stand
9784 South Main St. Angola
Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
August 1-October 31
SNAP/FCC/FMNP Accepted

Four Corners Farmers' Market
6000 Goodrich Rd Clarence Center
Saturday 9am-2pm
June 6-October 17
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Clinton Bailey Sat Farmers' Market
1443-1517 Clinton St. Buffalo, corner of Clinton & Bailey Sts.
Saturday 4am-6pm, Nov-Apr 6am-12pm
Year-round
SNAP/FCC/FMNP Accepted

Clinton Bailey Thurs Farmers' Market
1443-1517 Clinton St. Buffalo
Thurday 4am-6pm
May 1-October 31
SNAP/FCC/FMNP Accepted

Clinton Bailey Tues Farmers' Market
1443-1517 Clinton St. Buffalo
Tuesday 4am-6pm
May 2-October 31
SNAP/FCC/FMNP Accepted

Elmwood Village Farmers' Market
Bidwell Parkway corner of Elmwood Ave.
Saturday 8am-1pm
May 9-November 28
SNAP/FMNP/FCC Accepted

Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market
10717 Main St. Bike Path pkng lot Clarence
Saturday 8am-1pm
June 6-October 31
FMNP/FCC Accepted

MAP Farm Stand
387 Massachusetts Ave. Buffalo, between Barton & Shields
Thursdays 4pm-6pm
Year-round
SNAP/FMNP/FCC Accepted

East Aurora Wednesday Farmers' Market
Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza 123 Grey St.
Wednesday 7am-1pm
May 6-November 25
FMNP/FCC Accepted

East Aurora Saturday Farmers' Market
Aurora Village (TOPS) Plaza 123 Grey St.
Saturday 7am-1pm
May 2-November 21
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Farm This Way Farm Stand
11086 Brant Reservation Rd. Brant
Daily 9am-5pm
May 1-October 31
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Downtown Buffalo Country Thursday Market
350 Main St. outside btwn Court & Church Streets
Thu 10am-2:30pm
May 14-October 22
SNAP/FMNP/FCC Accepted

Holland Farmers' Market
25 North Main St. Holland, Municipal lot Next to Fire Dept
Sunday 8:30am-1pm
May 3-October 25
FMNP/FCC Accepted

5 Loaves Farm Stand-Delavan Ave
70 West Delavan Ave Buffalo
Friday 4pm-7pm
July 1-September 31
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Peaceful Soul Farmers' Market
11359 Southwestern Blvd (Native Pride) Irving
Tuesday 10am-3pm
June 16-October 27
SNAP/FMNP/FCC Accepted

Hamburg Farmers' Market
45 Church St.
Saturday 7:30am-1pm
May 2-October 31
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Westside Tilth Market Farm Stand
246 Normal Ave. Buffalo
Sat 10am-2pm
July 4-October 31
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Springville Farmers' Market
Gentner Auction 341 W. Main St. (Rt. 39)
Wednesday 7am-3pm, winter hours change
Year-round
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Common Roots Urban Farm Stand
309 Peckham St Buffalo
Saturday 11am-3pm
June 6-October 3
SNAP/FMNP/FCC Accepted

Eastgate Farmers' Market
4927-5089 Transit Road Clarence
Wednesday 3pm-7pm
June 17-October 14
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Huntington Farm Stand II
11503 Main Street Clarence
Daily 11am-7pm
June-October
FMNP/FCC Accepted

Many farmers markets are stillOpen ! Make sure you spend your farmer market coupons !
10/07/2020

Many farmers markets are still
Open ! Make sure you spend your farmer market coupons !

10/05/2020

Genesee County Farmer Market Coupons
Downtown Batavia Public Market/Genesee Country Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday starting June 8th - October 26th, 9:00am to 4:00 pm, in the Bank Street & Alva Place Parking Lot (Across from Jerome Center) Public Market in downtown Batavia, NY.
The market offers fresh locally grown produce (vegetables & fruit), baked goods, dog treats, honey & syrup, BBQ sauce, fudge, cheese, goat milk soap, wines, and lots more. The Downtown Market participates in the NYS Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), SNAP/EBT, NYS freshConnect, and Double-Up Food Bucks.

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