Gov. Cuomo Expands Eligibility & Eases Access to Food Assistance

Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Expand Eligibility and Ease Access to Food Assistance for New Yorkers

Read Article Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced actions aimed at reducing food insecurity among community college students, older adults and disabled New Yorkers. These actions include expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility to up to nearly 75,000 low-income college students enrolled in career or technical education course work and shortening the SNAP application for those on fixed incomes in an effort to encourage greater enrollment among eligible older adults and disabled individuals.

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Sonny Purdue, USDA to Discontinue Food Box Program

Produce Bue Book Perdue: Time to end the food box program

Read Article "The USDA CFAP program has provided a lot of easy-to-handle food to hungry New Yorkers. However, the program has been challenged by poor management and a lack of transparency at USDA. The bottom line is that the economic crisis we are in is not going to end October 31, nor even months after that. We need to continue public support to ensure an adequate, charitable food supply." -Feeding New York State Executive Director, Dan Egan

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Times Union Viewpoint: Despite food donations, SNAP benefits crucial

Times Union Viewpoint: Despite food donations, SNAP benefits crucial

Read Article The public's investment in SNAP ensures that New York is maximizing its federally funded food security foundation, and allows the state-level investment in Feeding New York State and member food banks to be even more effective. Congress must include a 15 percent SNAP increase in the next stimulus bill.

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Feeding New York State Releases Statement on Racial Justice

Feeding New York State Releases Statement on Racial Justice

Read Statement The United States of America, unlike most countries, was not created around a piece of geography or a single national group. We were created by a set of ideas. Among them were the ideas that all of us are equal, that all of us should have the same opportunities, and that government exists to serve the people.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Additional $1.5 Million of Funding for FeedingNYS

Governor Cuomo Announces Additional $1.5 Million of Funding for FeedingNYS

Read Announcement Feeding New York thanks Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this funding, which will aid in our mission to help feed millions of food-insecure New Yorkers. This funding continues the work of #nourishNY, connecting NY State farmers and New Yorkers in need.

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Feeding New York State Launches Statewide Produce Sourcing Program

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Feeding New York State Launches Statewide Produce Sourcing Program: Introduces New State Produce Manager, Jim Germain

Read Press Release Albany, NY – Feeding New York State (FeedingNYS) today announced the launch of its Statewide Produce Sourcing program. The goal of the program is to link farmers and food banks at the statewide level to ensure that the food grown in New York can be provided to New Yorkers in need, no matter where in the state they live. FeedingNYS will also link these farms to the wider food bank network outside New York State.

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New York State Provides Additional Details on $25 Million in Funding for Food Banks Through Nourish New York Initiative

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New York State Provides Additional Details on $25 Million in Funding for Food Banks Through Nourish New York Initiative

Read Press Release Feeding New York State applauds Governor Cuomo's leadership in creating the Nourish New York Program. With these funds, our ten food banks will be able to significantly expand our partnerships with New York farmers and dairy producers, providing top quality food to our neighbors statewide.

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Governor Cuomo Launches Nourish New York Initiative, $25 Million in Funding to Food Banks

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Governor Cuomo Launches Nourish New York Initiative, $25 Million in Funding to Food Banks

Read Press Release Feeding New York State is grateful to New York State and Governor Cuomo for the Nourish New York initiative and the emergency funding for our state's food banks during this crisis.

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USDA Increases Monthly SNAP Benefits by 40%

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USDA Increases Monthly SNAP Benefits by 40%

Read Press Release. Feeding New York State shares the United States Department of Agriculture news that emergency benefit increases have reached $2.0 billion per month for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households across all 50 states and 3 territories to increase food security during the coronavirus national emergency. These emergency benefits represent a 40% increase in overall monthly SNAP benefits, significantly increasing food purchasing power for American families.

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