Food Stamps

FILE -- A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

NY, Conn. Up Heat Help In Food Stamp Cut End-Run

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.

03/02/2014

NYC Food Bank

NYC Food Bank Use Skyrockets Following SNAP Cuts, Report Says

More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.

01/22/2014

Authorities: 16 Charged In NYC Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

The alleged fraud involves the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) food stamp program.

11/20/2013

Local officials speak out against the cut to food stamp benefits from the Food Bank For New York City warehouse in the Bronx, Nov. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cut To Food Stamp Benefits Hitting New Yorkers

Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

11/08/2013

FILE - Gallons of milk sit on a cooler shelf at a grocery store. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New York Food Stamp Families Adjust As Benefit Cuts Kick In

For many New York families the reduction in benefits will mean finding other ways to put food on the table.

11/01/2013

Food stamp debit card. (credit: Getty Images)

Xerox: Food Stamp Debit Card Glitch Fixed

A routine test of backup systems by Xerox sparked technical problems that shut down the states’ electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, systems.

10/13/2013

Grocery Store (File/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Electronic Food Stamp Cards Impacted By Xerox Computer System Crash

The company said that the trouble stemmed from a routine test and had nothing to do with the government shutdown.

10/12/2013

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Booker Behind Effort To Ban Using Food Stamps For Sugary Drinks

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.

06/19/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy meets with representatives and case workers from food banks - May 24, 2013 (credit: Senator's Office)

Sen. Chris Murphy Finishes Five Days On Food Stamps

For five days, Murphy existed on a meager daily diet consisting mainly of ramen noodles, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a banana.

05/24/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

Newark Mayor Booker Completes His Food Stamp Challenge

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has completed his challenge to live on food stamps for a week.

12/11/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Newark Mayor Booker Says He Forgot Caffeine For Food Stamp Challenge

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.

12/09/2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

Newark Mayor Booker Continues Food Stamp Challenge, Notes Difficulty Of Finding Healthy Food

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.

12/06/2012

Mayor Booker's breakfast featuring salad with chickpeas on Wednesday. (credit: Cory Booker via Instagram)

Mayor Booker’s 1st Food Stamp Diet Lesson: Plan Better

The Newark mayor said he forgot to buy caffeine products when he shopped Saturday for his week-long challenge.

12/05/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Bing)

Newark Mayor Booker Prepares For Week On Food Stamps

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.

12/03/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Newark Mayor Booker To Live On Food Stamps For A Week Beginning Tuesday

Booker, who is vegetarian, will be limited to $1.40 for each meal for the duration of the challenge.

12/02/2012

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