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New York State Budget Misses Major Opportunity on Food Waste

The 2018-2019 New York State Budget was finalized last week. Unfortunately, it did not include the Governor’s great proposal on food waste and as a result missed a huge opportunity to get healthy food to hungry New Yorkers and fight climate change.

Strong Food Proposals in 2019 NY Budget!

Governor Cuomo’s 2019 budget proposal includes two promising initiatives to address critical food-related issues—one on food waste and one on school food.

How to Feed Hungry New Yorkers and Fight Climate Change

2.5 million New Yorkers struggle to have enough to eat. At the same time, 40% of the food produced in this country is wasted—and here in New York, food makes up 18% of our municipal solid waste stream.

3 Major Cities Join Alliance to Revolutionize School Food

Today, the Urban School Food Alliance announced that three new school districts will join in its efforts to improve school food f

New York City Continues to Lead on Food Waste Recycling

40% of food in America goes uneaten—it’s an almost unbelievable fact. Here in New York City, around 20% of our waste stream is food waste. For decades, this food waste has been sent to landfills where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming.

New York State Budget Includes Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit!

This year’s New York State budget includes a huge victory for farmers and hunger advocates alike with the passage of the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit!