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.
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.
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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.
Sweet relish, chopped onions, a pickle spear, two tomato wedges, two sport peppers, yellow mustard, and a dash of celery salt. That’s the Chicago way.