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

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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.

USDA Increases Monthly SNAP Benefits by 40%

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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.

On February 26, FeedingNYS held its Lobby Day at the Capital. Learn More about our asks and let your representatives know that you support our mission!

Hunger Solutions New York is offering an insightful resource to understand the facts about SNAP and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s final public charge rule that goes into effect on February 24, 2020. Learn More.

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.

Feeding New York State is proud to partner with the Department of Environmental Conservation on this initiative to help prevent hunger and reduce the disposal of wasted food through food donation and recycling. We are grateful for the grant from the DEC that helps us support these efforts, and we fully support the DEC’s efforts to encourage New Yorkers to bring your own bag. Read More