New York State Provides Additional Details on $25 Million in Funding for Food Banks Through Nourish New York InitiativeRead 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.
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.
WTEN News10 in Albany, New York covered the Department of Environmental Conservation's recent announcement with the Regional Food Bank and Feeding New York State to distribute reusable bags to food banks across the state, and $4.3 million dollars in small grants to help reduce food waste.