Connecticut and New York are preserving more than a half-billion dollars in food stamp benefits by increasing home heating assistance by a several million dollars.
More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.
The alleged fraud involves the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) food stamp program.
Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
For many New York families the reduction in benefits will mean finding other ways to put food on the table.
A routine test of backup systems by Xerox sparked technical problems that shut down the states’ electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, systems.
The company said that the trouble stemmed from a routine test and had nothing to do with the government shutdown.
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities sent a letter to congressional leaders saying it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages, in the interest of fighting obesity and related diseases.
For five days, Murphy existed on a meager daily diet consisting mainly of ramen noodles, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has completed his challenge to live on food stamps for a week.
Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker has been living on food stamps since Tuesday, and realized a couple of days in that he forgot to buy products with caffeine when he shopped for the weeklong challenge.
Mayor Booker said he has quickly learned that it is hard to eat healthy on what averages out to just over $4 per day in food.
The Newark mayor said he forgot to buy caffeine products when he shopped Saturday for his week-long challenge.
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s week on food stamps will begin Tuesday, and he has prepared for the challenge with a grocery purchase of $27.98.
Booker, who is vegetarian, will be limited to $1.40 for each meal for the duration of the challenge.