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NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Volunteers prepare meals at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen April 29, 2008, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Food Bank For NYC Says Need For Emergency Food Remains High

The Food Bank for New York City says the need for emergency food remains “staggeringly” high in the wake of cuts to the nation’s food stamp program.

11/24/2014

(Credit: Action Against Hunger/North Jersey Media Group Foundation)

Action Against Hunger Food Drive Working To Put Food On The Table Of Those In Need

To combat hunger in New Jersey, North Jersey Media Group Foundation will be holding its 23rd annual Action Against Hunger food drive on October 5, from noon to 4 p.m.

09/27/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dolan In Letter: Attempt May Be Coming To Link My Name To Bad Publicity

In a letter issued just before he went to Rome this week, Timothy Cardinal Dolan warned that his name could be connected with some bad publicity regarding his home archdiocese of St. Louis.

02/20/2014

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

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

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

Garden Of Dreams Talent Show

CBS 2 Weekend Program Links: April 13-14

Are you looking for more information from the stories shown on the various CBS 2 News broadcasts? Well, this is the place to be for we have all the stuff you’ll need.

04/13/2013

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

(credit: New York Street Food)

NY Food Truck Lunch: Chicavocado Dog From Snap!

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.

10/02/2012