Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP)
The New York State Department of Health’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) was established in 1984 to improve the nutritional health status of the State's low-income citizens by reducing hunger, malnutrition, and nutritionally related illness. HPNAP, in partnership with organizations that serve the hungry, is dedicated to improving the health and nutritional status of people in need of food assistance by:
- Providing funding and other support to enhance the accessibility and availability of safe and nutritious food and food related resources;
- Developing and providing comprehensive nutrition education programs;
- Monitoring and assessing customer needs and hunger-related issues to strengthen the program effectiveness;
- Empowering people to increase their independence from food assistance programs.
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