Weekly Resource Round-Up: November 1, 2022
This Week's Resources
If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.
NYS COVID Mandate Updates
A lot of the news around mandates and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.
PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is sometimes included. Link here.
NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.
Walgreens COVID Index - there's concerns about the accuracy of some COVID trackers but Wallgreens released one based on their tests. Link here.
NYS Vaccine Website - Immunocompromised and high-risk folks are eligible for more boosters. Check here to see the requirements.
Antiviral treatments are accessible to eligible people who are COVID-positive. Visit this link to learn more about eligibility and how to get access to antivirals like Paxlovid
If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them with me so I can share them with everyone!
Monkeypox Virus Information
As monkeypox continues to grab headlines, I have included some resources I found that might be helpful.
NYC Department of Health Monkeypox Webpage - lots of information and resources about the virus with pictures of the rash included. Find the link here.
NYC Monkeypox vaccine Scheduling Website - Link Here
Article on Monkeypox by Documented - "As monkeypox cases in New York City continue to rise, New Yorkers have inquired about this type of orthopoxvirus and how to get the vaccine. Here is what you need to know." (article will be updated as new info comes) - Read more here.
2022 Bulk Buy Application!
We are thrilled to announce that we will begin accepting proposals for our 2022 Bulk Buy Program! Bulk Buy allows us to aggregate food purchasing across the Diocese and means free high-quality food for EC programs. You can find our brief application form HERE! Please contact me (Tobi) with any questions or concerns.
Hudson Link Employer Toolkit
Our friends at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison put together an employer toolkit for hiring formerly incarcerated people. Thank you to Sean Pica, Eldredge Blalock, Elisabeth Santiago, and the rest of the team at Hudson Link for this important resource. The toolkit can be found here. If you have any questions about hiring formerly incarcerated people, please contact Elisabeth Santiago from Hudson Link's Alumni Services at email@example.com.
Part-time Teacher at St. Ann's Afterschool Program
Our friends at St. Ann's Church in Morrisania, the Bronx are looking for a teacher for their after school program. If you want more information, know any good candidates, or have any suggestions contact Wendy Canas at firstname.lastname@example.org. The job description can be found here.
Part-time Youth Advisor for Trinity Wall Street Youth Programs
Our friends over at Trinity Church Wall Street's Youth Programs are looking for a Youth Advisor to work part-time "[managing] logistics for a robust youth program focused on NYC Youth in the parish and wider neighborhood ranging in ages from 12 to 24. The Youth Advisor will monitor and supervise youth services and programs, including after school activities, retreats, exploratory trips, service learning, community development, leadership, athletics, and college readiness. In addition, they will be responsible for ensuring proper documentation, managing attendance, and maintaining safety standards." If you want more information or know any good candidates, or have any suggestions contact SK Doyle at SDoyle@trinitywallstreet.org. To apply, visit the job posting which is linked here.
Governor Hochul Announces $234 Million in Additional Food Assistance for October
"Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for October. All households participating in SNAP — including those already at the maximum level of benefits — will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York State economy." Read more here.
Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $38 Million in Federal Funds to Provide a Boost to New York Farmers and to Bring More Local Foods to Communities and Schools
"Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $38 million to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Education Department to further enhance the resilience of New York's food system by providing a boost to New York farmers and increasing access to local foods. The funding will create new opportunities to purchase locally grown and produced food to support New York farmers, including those who have been traditionally underserved, and to distribute those goods to food insecure communities and to New York schools." Read more here.
Community Food Funders Newslink
Community Food Funders has opened up their newsletter to a wider audience (so not just food funders). "Each month, CFF compiles a newsletter with news, articles, reports, and events for those in our region interested in an equitable and sustainable food system." Highlights on this month's newsletter include:
Language Justice in the Hudson Valley - The Hudson Valley Farm Hub’s Language Justice Program has launched the Interpretation Equipment Library. Community organizations can now borrow equipment for simultaneous interpretation. Li Sierra who leads the Language Justice program shares the inspiration behind the library and how it works. They have also released an “Introductory Language Justice Guide."
Elias Foundation Activist Fellowship Program - The Activist Fellowship Program seeks to strengthen and build social justice movements by developing activists’ skills and capacities in the Hudson Valley. The Foundation hopes to identify and support the work of people from the grassroots (local movement building) and/or frontline communities. [The Foundation is] accepting new letters of intent (LOI) for our final cohort of fellows until November 30th. Learn more about the program here.
Voices from the White House Conference on Hunger and Nutrition, Lisa Held, Civil Eats, Sep 29 2022
The White House Conference: They Pulled It Off! Marion Nestle, Food Politics, Sep 29 2022
I will continue to include highlights from each month's newsletter on our weekly resource round-ups but if you would like to subscribe yourself, the link is here. The link to last month's newsletter is here and their archive is here.
That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!