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A young woman holds a lunch tray full of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Promote Healthy Eating Among Homeless Youth with This Practical Toolkit
The Sacramento Hunger Coalition has ideas for homeless service providers and beyond.

School lunch tray with a sandwich, an apple and a bottle of milk.

New Guidance on When Eligible Students Can Begin Receiving Free School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new guidance on the effective date of free school meal or milk benefits for students, including homeless children and teens.

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Q&A: Community Gardening Helps a Portland, Oregon, Neighborhood—and its Families—Grow
Learn how Janus Youth Programs partnered with neighborhood leaders to create a community garden that provides more than fresh produce.

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Help LGBT Married Couples Understand Their Federal Rights
A series of fact sheets from the American Civil Liberties Union details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.

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Homeless Youth Under 18 Can Apply for Food Assistance, and Other Clarifications of SNAP Regulations
New policy guidance released by the United States Department of Agriculture aims to ensure that eligible homeless youth can get food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

Photograph of a teen girl holding out her plate for school lunch.

Free School Meals for Homeless, Migrant and Foster Youth
A new brief explains what youth workers and school administrators can do to make sure that homeless, migrant and foster youth receive the free meals they’re eligible for at school.

Young people grocery shopping.

Get the Facts About Food Stamps and Homelessness
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called SNAP or food stamps, helps bring healthy food to those who can't afford it. But many eligible people -- including homeless youth -- don't realize they qualify. A new fact sheet demystifies SNAP eligibility.

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Ask NCFY: Nutrition Programs Can Help Homeless Youth and Young Moms
Women, Infants, and Children and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs can help low-income and homeless youth and young mothers with food and other resources.

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